The country of Rwanda has been described as “The land of a thousand hills,” which, with its elaborate green, undulating landscape of hills, gardens, and tea plantations, is an accurate description. The city of Kigali is becoming a modern city, perhaps the cleanest in Africa. It is well laid out and everything seems to function properly.
It is a fitting description to anyone who has traveled in Rwanda, but I would add another: “miracle country.” How else do you describe a country that went through one of the worst genocides in human history, yet in only twenty years has come back better, stronger, and more united than ever? Rwanda is unified in fighting disease, hunger, poverty, and corruption and is also committed to looking after children, especially those with disabilities.
It is in this country that CURE Clubfoot has come alongside the Ministry of Health, the church, and other NGOs to make healing children born with clubfoot a reality. Out of a population of 11.4 million, 501 babies are born with clubfoot each year.