Struggles in Burundi

Burundi is passing through difficult times with upcoming elections. According to the news, more than 20,000 people have taken refuge in Rwanda, 11,000 people fled to Tanzania and 7,000 others left for Congo. Schools are closed, shops are closed, prices have gone up two to four times. From Burundi — ‘Thank you for sending provisions for […]

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Thank You for Emergency Support

After the Bujumbura Central Market was burnt last year leaving many women merchants helpless, we were so thankful for the emergency support provided in their devastation. We were also able to help one street-woman to return to her village of origin. We helped her reunite officially with her husband before the government authorities. Another street-woman […]

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Bwiza Home Update

The children at Bwiza Home are growing up dramatically. One boy had a serious eye problem that forced him to drop out of school last year but this year he was able to resume studying. Four more youth moved on to the secondary school by passing the national test. This makes a total of 7 […]

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Burundi Update

Suzanne has faithfully cared for the orphans and widows of Burundi in the years following the Rwanda/Burundi genocide. She has single-handedly assisted in finding work and training for widows. Small micro-loans have successfully set some women up in business and they now feed their own families. The orphans in Bwiza, small children when they lost […]

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Merry Christmas from Burundi!

Dear Friends: We want to wish you a Merry Christmas 2013 and  a Happy New Year 2014. Click below for a Christmas card from the children of Burundi.  Enjoy their Kirundi, Suahili, French and English greetings… MERRY CHRISTMAS  from all of us in Burundi!

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Happy

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 […]

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A Plan to Help the Burundi Widows

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 […]

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Burundi Fire Aftermath – We Need Your Help

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 […]

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Huge Fire in Burundi’s Largest Market has Devastating Results

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: […]

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