Since the 2004 massacre of Congolese refugees near the Burundi-Congo border until 2011, emerge poverty free supported the New Hope Children's Centre, providing a home for Congolese children who lost their parents in the massacre.
emerge poverty free supported the centre for many years through funding food, educational costs and healthcare for over 50 orphans. New Hope is also a home to a few Congolese women some of whom lost children of their own but have become mothers to the orphans.
When you are in a strange country away from home it is doubly scarey to become an orphan. Congelese children in Burundi find friendship and a refuge at the orphanage.
There is a lovely feel to the orphanage and a lot of care is shown between the children and from the house mothers. Visitors are given a warm if somewhat boisterous welcome.