Thanks to your support, we were able to help a young girl from Burundi to receive medical care for her legs. A few weeks ago, our team brought little Happy to Ngozi province in the north of Burundi to have a much needed operation. Several doctors came to Burundi from other countries to treat different […]
We have posted several times about the fire in the central market of Bujumbura, and how it has devastated the lives of the widows whom Touch the Nations supports. We’re excited to report from Suzanne in Burundi that a plan has been formed to help get the widows back on their feet: I came home […]
We posted last week about a huge fire in the central market in Bujumbura which has devastated the country. Many of the widows we support had small businesses which were destroyed in the fire. In many cases, these women have bank loans that they cannot repay because their businesses burned, and now they have no way […]
During the early morning hours of Sunday, January 27, the central market in Burundi’s capital burned to the ground. The market was the epicenter of the nation’s economy, and it will take time to recover. Many of the widows who are supported through the ministry of Touch the Nations lost everything. From Suzanne in Burundi: […]
In March we reported on Suzanne’s work helping widows and their children to get off the streets. This began last Christmas when she and the boys at the Home invited street women and children for a meal. She continued meeting several of the women and was deeply touched by their life stories. Here is an […]
Update from Suzanne: 34 street women accepted to go back home and leave the street. The majority of those women were coming from the third ethnic group, Twa. At the meeting a Senator who comes from their ethnic group had been invited with another deputy in order to provide some advice to these women. I was standing […]
Construction is progressing well on the mini-boystown site in the country in Burundi
Building #1 was constructed in 2010. The next step is getting funds to complete the interior so it can be inhabited. Following that, a barn will be built and livestock purchased to graze the land.
A team of 3 visited the Bwiza Home orphans as well as widows in Burundi: Katja Starkey, her mother Bonnie Seigel, and another teacher, Veronica Hill.