Rwanda's economy is underpinned by agriculture and the labor of farmers on rural smallholdings. Around 1.4 million households depend on the land for a living, but 90% of this land is on hillsides where crops are particularly vulnerable to flooding.
Erosion makes farmland increasing vulnerable to extreme weather, and sudden rains can wipe out the livelihoods of entire communities.
For some, the Kabyaza Green Village had offered new homes and a fresh start. Better water management means they can harvest rainfall, and terraced fields resist erosion.