Rwanda
Poverty in Rwanda. | © Martin Aufmuth

Rwanda

Rwanda is a very densely populated, small country in East Africa. Because of its hilly landscape, it is also called the "land of a thousand hills." Rwanda still suffers from the effects of the 1994 genocide, many people are traumatized.

Most people in rural areas of Rwanda are very poor. Most of them do not have access to eyeglasses at all. At a population of 11.4 million inhabitants, there are currently only 11 ophthalmologists.