Faces of Burundi – Part 1

Burundi Baby

I’m in Burundi, following a group on a humanitarian mission to explore ways they can help this country — which has recently emerged from civil wars and violence — develop better health, education and agriculture as it builds a new democracy.

When we visited a pottery shop, we met many of the workers who are from the ethnic minority of the Batwa, better known as pygmies in the west.

Here is a tiny baby (notice the size of his hand compared to that of Philip, the man holding her), and a woman who was among the dozen or so who had lined up to have their picture taken in front of their pottery shop.

Burundi Woman’s face at potter workshop

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