The 25-Kilometer Change

In one side of the spectrum we have those (including myself) who enjoy the benefits of our modern world; on the other side, we encounter those who stand motionless waiting for their change. In between, a 25-kilometer walk

Burundi #05 – The Walk Continues

Arrival in Burundi was accompanied by a single piece of information: an Italian nun named Sister Celina would reception me at the airport, and further provide transportation to Masango. Besides that, a solid phone number, a specific address or even a plan B for that matter, were not available. After having checked several embassies alerting […]

Burundi #04 – Musical Masango

The convent was centrally located in Masango; hence, the population would often walk long miles to reach its close proximities (schools, hospital and church). And as soon as I stepped out of the gate, children, young men and older women would often solicit either money or clothing. Yet, the Sisters advised me not to provide […]

Burundi #03 – New Found Habitat

Life in Masango starts early; or rather ends early, depending on one’s previous habits. At six o’clock sharp, the church bells announce the beginning of a new day – and a thirty-minute warning for the population to prepare for the six-thirty mass. Most of the population is devout Protestants; hence, mass attendance is highly expected […]