Cyanika is a border village located in the Northern Province of Rwanda and in the District of Burera. Cyanika is considered a Sector and within that, there are six cells and 52 villages. In their native language of Kinyarwanda the villages are known as “umudugudus”. The population is roughly 37,000.
This is a volcanic area. Volcanic soils are very fertile because they are rich in minerals brought up from below the earth. This soil has not been affected by erosion or other plants using the minerals. About 90% of people in this sector are involved in some sort of farming activity.
The climate in Cyanika is temperate with two rainy seasons (February to April/May, November to January).