Burundi - Ruyigi - A mother carries her child past Shalom House, an orphanage for war orphans.
A mother carries her child past Shalom House, an orphanage for war orphans.
They now live at the orphanage and home called Shalom House founded by Marguerite Barankitse (known as the 'Angel of Burundi') in 1994. During the genocide, Barankitse, at great personal risk, managed to save 25 orphans, Hutu, Tutsi and Twa and built a home for them. Currently, she has helped more than 10,000 orphans and separated children who can grow up in an "extended adopted family" in security, education and love.