Death be not proud

“Before we moved here almost all our children died before they reached their fifth birthday,” he answered. Francois (pictured above) is the leader of a small Batwa community in Burundi. He is 7-years younger than me but looks like an old man.

This is the impact of poverty.

Four years ago own friends Claude and Kelly Nikondeha enabled this previously landless community to purchase land to settle on. They have built homes and planted fields.

Since they moved not a single child has died among them. Today the sound of laughter has replaced the relentless groan of mourning.

Death be not proud for some have called you mighty but you are not so …