Month: February 2017

February 8, 2017

Losing a Memory card in a Maize field

Over the course of 2 days we visited 3 Batwa villages. The Batwa, as you may be aware, are indigenous to East Africa and make up approx 1% of the population of Burundi. Traditionally hunters and gatherers who lived off the land, there has been a struggle for recognition and therefore income and rights. We were in Burundi to see our friends, Batwa leaders who are campaigning on behalf of their people and working for their economic empowerment. Whilst there, this amazing Batwa community were harvesting maize, a crop that I had up until this point, zero excitement about or knowledge of. I’m a city girl. I grew up in a decent sized town, I

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