Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Women's Cooperatives, speaking to the people

Deo and me

Women carrying bricks

More women waiting at the clinic

Measuring a baby with a UNICEF scale donated to VHW

These musicians here with Deo played beautiful music for us.  They were performing in a concert last Saturday along with the American musicians for the president of Burundi.

Deo told us that the people at the clinic wanted to talk to us,  so he called a meeting and within minutes all of these people were gathered to talk to us.  My dad and I spoke to them, and then they got up to speak to us and to tell us their stories.  It was very sad and moving. 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sarah,

    I have just completed reading your blog, twice! What powerful images and writing. Thank you so much for sharing your trip to Burundi. I am the founder of Books for Kigutu, a small group of retired educators in Oregon working to get beautiful books to the children of Kigutu. I think a volunteer, Jessica Long, brought a small suitcase of our books recently to the children. We are working with Catherine Bauman in the VHW after school program and Gerard too.We would love to be in contact with you and have many questions about your trip. If you have time please email me at booksforkigutu@gmail.com or telephone Katherine Leppek 541.944.2082. Thank you so much.