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In Rwanda, dreams—even for its youth—are a fleeting rarity that seemingly disappear with the coming dawn.

Three-quarters of the population live under the international poverty line of $1.25 a day, and, to this day, the country is still recovering from the inexplicably haunting and gruesome 1994 genocide that took up to a million lives.  

Countless others died in the regional First and Second Congo Wars, as well.

In the aftermath of Thanksgiving, it is meaningful to consider most Americans enjoyed a hearty meal with family or friends. 

Then, after the physical consumption came the material consumption of Black Friday, where people jostled, indulged, and splurged to their hearts’ delight. 

And don’t forget the hours spent in front of the TV, consuming—once again—visual stimulation in the form of endless football games and various Turkey Day specials.

Americans often complain over the pettiest issues and circums...

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