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Burundi is a small country in East Africa. It has been torn apart by war and violence, but something miraculous is happening. Forgiveness is freeing people from decades of hate and pain.
Donate today so that even more people can experience the miracle of reconciliation
All donations to this appeal are being matched, 3 to 1, by the European Union. Your gift towards healing and reconciliation will have four times the impact.
(£87,934 inc. EU match-funding)
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Something miraculous is happening
Marie is 72. She grew up hating people of a different ethnic group because her parents told her that they were evil. During the Civil War her husband was murdered by rebels who burned him alive. For over 20 years, Marie has been terrorised by that event.
Hélène is 60 years old. Her hatred of a different ethnic group grew during the Civil War. They attacked her village, forcing her to flee with her family. Her Mother-in-Law refused to run and was brutally murdered. Hélène and her husband buried her outside their home because they risked being killed if they went to the cemetery. Hélène and her family have suffered decades of terrible psychological trauma.
Something connects Marie and Hélène’s story. Hélène’s Mother-in-Law was killed by members of Marie’s family.
Your gift can help bring forgiveness and healing to people like Marie and Hélène
Last year both women took part in one of our ground-breaking projects. Training, discussions and drama workshops enabled people to express their pain. Expert psychological support began to address trauma. The impact was remarkable:
“Thanks to the project, I have joy and I have reconciled with the families from the other ethnic group including that of Mrs. Hélène Nzeyimana whom I have just embraced.”
“I have forgiven the family of executioners and I have reconciled with them, starting with Mrs. Marie Bucumi with whom we kissed at the end of one of the workshops.”
Donate today so we can help more people like Marie and Hélène.
When people are set free from trauma, peace becomes possible. With your help Burundians can build a brighter tomorrow.
Remember, whatever you can give will be quadrupled. 1 donation, 4 times the impact.
Thank you for your support.