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Dec 16, 2019

CURRENT SITUATION OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES

CURRENT SITUATION OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES Despite the suffering situation of lack of shelter and food that the survivors of the torrential rains and landslides that destroyed over 250 houses in Carama in 2014, where JRMD built 786 houses some of them are still living in the remains and others being hosted by other families.

A home is one of the most important things which contribute to the good living of a human being. There is no safety, health and peace without a home. A home is the most intimate space we inhabit; it is the center of our daily existence, where our most significant relationships are built. To lose this place, it disturbs and affects physically and relationally. Each one of us can understand the effects of physical and relational victimization.

You can now imagine how much is painful for those who lost their homes due to a torrential rains and landslides that have left at list 100 people dead and over 1000 houses destroyed in the northern areas of Bujumbura, Capital City, including Carama location where JRMD helped 786 families to build 786 houses whom their homes were destroyed during the ethnic war in 1993.

The current living situation of those families is becoming more horrible, due to the lack of food to eat  and  shelter.  As they continue to live in the remains of the houses  destroyed by floods, they are afraid that  any time, they can fall on them and be killed. To build one home it costs $998, a home that can accommodate a family of 7 to 10 people. . A home is one of the most important things which contribute to the good living and security of a human being. Until this time I am writing this report, only $1,419 have been donated for this project and one house has been built. As we continue to share the needs of Carama Survivors, I continue to hope and believe that donors will consider making donations to this project, so that we can help the survivors of Carama  rebuild their homes,  in their own  land and save their lives.

Until this  project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are. We won’t cease advocating for those in need until they are resettled and have a shelter where they can live with their families.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

Nov 25, 2019

EXCITING-HAPPILY-JOYFUL GRADUATION DAY

#1: Graduating students
#1: Graduating students

                       EXCITING-HAPPILY-JOYFUL GRADUATION DAY

                            OF IWACU KAZOZA SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

Forty-six (46) of the students of Iwacu Kazoza School that you have been supporting financially graduated on Friday, November 22, 2019.

This is the results of what our donors, friends and friends of friends have done through their financial support and prayers. We are all very grateful to each one of you, all who continue to support Iwacu Kazoza School so that we can continue to provide education to the underprivileged and orphaned children in Burundi, Africa.

As you may know, if you want to lead a promising life and experience the good things that the World has to offer, you certainly need to get educated. To get a great job, a good social reputation, benefit your community and nation are few of the many benefits of being an educated person in the today’s World.

On Friday morning, November 22, 2019, before the ceremony of the awarding of the diplomas begun, there was  a soccer game  between  the Iwacu Kazoza School Football (Soccer) Team, against  EEAC Stands for Jesus ”Team. The winner was awarded a prize of Two (2) goats and the loser was also awarded a prize of one (1) goat and the fourth goat was given to the teachers. The EEAC Stands for Jesus Students' Team won the game and was awarded two goats.

After the soccer game, then we started   awarding the diplomas to the forty six (46) students. It was a great joy and laughter  for the graduating students, their parents, those who attended  the above mentioned graduation event, Iwacu Kazoza School’s Staff (teachers) and JRMD Administration Team:

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We have just celebrated this graduation event when we are getting closer to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2020.

In Burundi, Christmas  and New Year days,  people expect  4  things  to happen in their families and community: (1) Celebrate Jesus’ birth day (2) Worship and Thanks Giving to God, (3) Eat good food and drink,  (4) and parents buy  new clothing  to their children  and husbands to their wives.

These two celebrations  are going to be celebrated when we haven’t yet paid our teachers and Administration Staff. The total salaries of October and soon paying teachers’ salaries of November and December 2019 is about $7,350. You can make our teachers smile and enjoy this Christmas and New Year Season, by making your donation to help us pay the salaries for October, November 2019 and December 2019.

Here is my message to the graduating students: Wherever they are and in whatever they do, they can be a new hope for their families, community and their nation. Learn to trust and follow their heart with patience and courage, and God will fulfill their biggest dreams.

Friends and Donors, thank you so much for helping us make this event happen for our students, school and community.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

Ambassador for Peace-General Coordinator

and Founder

#2: Graduating students
#2: Graduating students
#3: Soccer Players
#3: Soccer Players
Aug 26, 2019

HELP US HELP WIDOWS AND ORPHANED CHILDREN_ BURUNDI

#1. Orphaned children
#1. Orphaned children

HELP US HELP WIDOWS AND ORPHANED CHILDREN IN BURUNDI _AFRICA

We won’t cease advocating for those in need until they are resettled and have a shelter where they can live with their families in SECURITY.

As informed you in my previous reports, some of the survivors of Carama flooding are still living in the remains and others are still living in displacement camps; today they feel like abandoned survivors, waiting for a help from people who care to make them smile again and be resettled in their own homes. Remember, during the Bujumbura flooding, one couple lost their 6 children, killed by torrential rains and over 100 people died.

The current living situation of those families is becoming more horrible, due to the lack of food to eat  and  shelter.  As they continue to live in the remains of the houses destroyed by floods, they are afraid that  any time, they can fall on them and be killed. To build one home it costs $998, a home that can accommodate a family of 7 to 10 people.  A home is one of the most important things which contribute to the good living and security of a human being.

Until this time I am writing this report, only $1,379 have been donated for this project. One house has been built for a widowed family of 7 children.  As we continue to share the needs of Carama Survivors, I continue to hope and believe that donors will consider making donations to this project, so that we can help the widows and orphaned children to rebuild their homes,  in their own  land and save their lives.

Until this  project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are.

Thank you so much for your consideration to help JRMD   make a difference in the lives of widows and orphaned children in Burundi, Africa.

Prosper Ndabishuriye

General Coordinator and Founder

 
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