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Indigenous Communities in Rwanda
The indigenous Batwa traditionally lived as hunter-gatherers in the forests of Rwanda, which provided them with food and shelter, but creation of the Volcanoes National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, resulted in their eviction. Families were left homeless and without land, and have since faced abject poverty, but the Gorilla Organization has been addressing the needs of these communities through a project that began in 2001.