The Nshimyimana family lives in the Rubengera region of Rwanda. They make about 251 dollars a month. Martin the father is 51 years old and has been a cattle trader most of his life. His wife and the mother to his children Musabyimana is 47 years old and is a farmer. They live with their 5 children in a 5 room house that they've been living in for 10 years. Their next big plan is to buy some agricultural land. Their dream is to one day be able to buy a car.
Though hospitals and medical centres in Rwanda have the essential drugs and basic lab facilities, they are lacking in the proper equipment and doctors. According to the World Health Organization, in 2000-2010, only 221 physicians were registered as working in Rwanda. This means that for specialty surgeries such as heart or brain, the doctors can be counted on one hand. This family is relatively healthy, and try to stay that way. It's hard to get good healthcare where they live. The World Health Organization also says that 52% of people in Rwanda die from communicable, maternal, paternal or nutritional diseases. The amount of disease versus the amount of doctors is huge.
The education in Rwanda is low despite the policies such as, it is mandatory to attend primary school for 6 years, and high school for a minimum of 3 years. These policies have only recently been taken into account. In the past the people of Rwanda barely attended school, and if they did it wasn't consistent. The kids in this family attend school whenever they aren't busy helping with chores.