In order to attain national development, the role played by information in the process cannot be denied. In fact, information does not diminish if shared but rather improves the state of the one who receives it. Countries that have invested in information as a tool for national development have a lot of stories to share with those that have not done so.
The Girinka (one-cow-per-poor-family) program was created in response to the extreme malnutrition that plagued more than half of the poorest citizens in the Republic of Rwanda prior to 2006. Rwanda’s traditional wealth creation and distribution system of cow-giving served as a platform for the creation of Girinka.