Carr at 86 years old, is Rwanda's longest-living foreign resident and the last of its foreign plantation owners.
Rosamond Halsey Carr (1912-2006), American humanitarian and author, was the last of the foreign plantation owners in Rwanda, where she also ran a children's orphanage. She was born in South Orange, New Jersey. In 1942, she married British explorer and filmmaker Kenneth Carr. The Carrs settled in the Belgian Congo in 1949, and after their divorce she settled in Mugongo, Rwanda, to run a plantation growing flowers. In 1994, she was evacuated from Mugongo by Belgian marines during the Rwandan genocide, returning when her security was no longer at risk. She founded the Imb