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Project Batwa Communities

Burundi

Since 2006, emerge poverty free has supported 8 Batwa communities in Burundi. The Batwa are the third largest ethnic group in Burundi, formerly nomadic hunter gatherer forest dwellers. Now the forests are gone many struggle to adapt and compete because they are disadvantaged culturally and they lack the skills to farm the land.

With our local partner ARM Burundi, we have helped these communities develop through agricultural training and the creation of demonstration farms, empowering self sufficiency in crop yields and livestock farming. In addition to our agricultural work, emerge poverty free provides adult literacy classes, empowers them to build permanent homes and provides school kits and supplies for Batwa children to attend school.

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Introducing Soya Bean Products in Burundi

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Something to sing about in Burundi communities