Reconciliation of Refugees Returning from Exile.

by Innovations in Peacemaking Burundi
Reconciliation of Refugees Returning from Exile.

Project Report | Sep 14, 2023
September 2023 narrative report

By Elie NAHIMANA | Project leader

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Savings and it gain sharing

September 2023 narrative report

The September little by little campaign is from September 18 to 23 2023. Online donations up to $50 will be matched at 50%. Please give your donation during that week to benefit from the matching opportunity. Invite your family members and friends to donate for IPB project entitled: “Reconciliation of Refugees Returning from the Exile (49443).

Your donation has improved the Human Right Respect in Burundi and daily life of returnees as it contributed to their trauma healing, social cohesion and economic resilience through, among others, the Self-Help Group approach and other income generating activities.

A two days ‘nonviolent conflict manager was conducted on September 4 till 5, 2023. Thirty (30) participants among them 21 women and 9 men.

Some key success stories:


I’m a street business seller for more than ten years. I don’t have a specific item to invest in. items of investment change with the seasons. There is season for maize, tomatoes, fruits such as oranges, avocados, vegetables and so on.

Before attending the Self Help Group at IPB”, I was meeting serious problems to make competition with other street sellers as I didn’t have where to get a credit any time I needed it and at a rate I’m able to afford.

Since I became member of this SHG, we meet for savings and credit on a monthly basis. The day for meeting, a credit is granted for anyone who claiming for it. Learning about technics and tools of managing conflict nonviolently is an assurance of success in business, social cohesion and effective reintegration

Thank you for IPB and its donors


The workshop on nonviolent conflict management is the key for the effective reintegration in our community in general and home in particular. Before attending IPB’s SHG” I had to claim anything to my husband. My children and I were as beggars to my husband. Many times we were missing food for a whole day and our neighbors have been insulting us and accusing us all things that disappeared in our community. No one was giving respect or value to us since my husband was biting myself in front of my children and the neighbors.

Being member of “IPB’s SHG” changed the situation in our home. I and my children became people with human respect

Finally my husband too attended IPB’s SHG a year ago. I’m glad to learn about technics and tools of managing conflict nonviolently together with my husband



During the period of August, IPB met together 21 women and 9 men in a two days workshops on nonviolent conflict management. It conducted seven Self Help Groups (SHG) coaching each week.

Many thanks to GlobalGiving for his its contribution and our donors IPB’s peace activities

Elaborated by Elie Nahimana

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Innovations in Peacemaking Burundi

Location: Bujumbura - Burundi
Project Leader:
Elie Nahimana
Bujumbura , Burundi

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