In recent years Rwanda  has managed to achieve a good level of economic growth.However  there  is  still  much  to reduction are to be achieved. In 2006, almost 57 percent of the population  still lived
in poverty, while levels of inequality were on the rise.

A number of categories of the population  are  particularly vulnerable to  poverty  including  older  people,  those  living with disabilities, young children, female-headed households, genocide survivors and
the historically marginalised. Young people are a group that also need support, given the difficulties many have in finding jobs due to low skill levels.

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