It’s hard to know where to begin writing about Rwanda, and after a mere ten days there, terribly presumptuous. But since I’m not getting paid to do this, I’ll give it my best shot. Rwanda is a beautiful country that’s best known for the apocalypse of its genocide in 1994 and the nation is still defined by it. To survive, Rwanda has had to simultaneously remember and honor that past and move beyond it… in a country where people who murdered 800,000 of their friends and neighbors still live alongside the victims’ families and survivors.
Read more on Betty Londergan's blog, Heifer 12x12.
Betty Londergan volunteered for Heifer as Global Blogging Ambassodor. She dedicated 12 months of her life to visit 12 Heifer projects. Through her travels, she met the people who are benefiting from the animals Heifer gives to those in need, learned about the Heifer programs and trainings that go on for months before an animal is given away, and experienced first-hand why Heifer has been so successful in its 67 years of transforming communities through the mere gift of an animal.