I enjoyed talking with my Burundian friend Suzanne about Christmas at Bwiza Home. Those who needed clothes received them and they had a feast. Some of the older youth requested, in place of this, to have a portion of the Christmas money to travel to their region of origin. Suzanne explained how important this is […]
Bwiza Home, Burundi: PAINT! These pictures show how it was necessary to repaint the Children house. You can see yourself the change after repainting the walls inside.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The children living at Bwiza Home in Burundi are beginning to receive computer training. This was their Christmas present
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!
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 […]