Welcome to our Home! This is the first in a series of articles to let you see the needs being met in the boys home. The names have been changed to protect the boys’ identities. Jacob: An orphan of both parents, came to the home 6 years ago from a refugee camp in the countryside […]
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
Suzanne in Burundi writes: “Thank you for all your wonderful support. Touch the Nations has been used as an instrument to take the shame off many vulnerable people in Burundi. It is really a gift to encourage us at the beginning of the year. Two of the orphan girls were very sick. Esther had malaria […]
From Suzanne: “We rented a minibus which was circulated through different directions, picking up 128 street children and 22 street women with their children (not counted). All came to eat. We had also prepared, the day before, a small gift for each child to take with him or her, it was wonderful.” WE means the […]
Arnold, one of the Bwiza boys in Burundi, is home after 2 weeks in the hospital. He had malaria and typhoid. Very scary. Glad he’s able to take the meds at home now.
Bwiza boys and girls in Burundi celebrated heartily on Easter by slaughtering a rooster (on their own) and eating many special foods they do not typically get. Everyone went to bed joyful and deeply satisfied.
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.