However “The Hutu and Tutsi are two peoples who share a common past (Rosenburg). When Rwanda was first settled, the people who lived there raised cattle (Rosenburg). Soon, the people who owned the most cattle were called "Tutsi" and everyone else was called "Hutu." At this time, a person could easily change categories through marriage or cattle acquisition” (Rosenburg). So as you can see the Hutus and Tutsis lived a pretty peaceful life together. Then the Europeans invaded the peaceful tribes of Rwanda and eventually turned the Rwandese against each other. Due to poverty, over half the children who survived stopped their schooling (The Rwandan Genocide). 40,000 survivors are still without shelter, many whose homes were destroyed in the genocide(The Rwandan Genocide). 7 in 10 survivors earn a monthly income of less than 5000 Rwandan Francs (Equivalent to 8 American Dollars)(The Rwandan Genocide...
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