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he was given something he never expected…a cow!
A Mini-Chronicle of the Many Adventures of the HFC Travel Team
Humanity for Children is committed to improving the quality of life for children in remote areas of East Africa through community-based, sustainable initiatives that empower individuals and positively affect health, education, safety, and economic conditions.
Humanity for Children has adopted a holistic approach to village “health”- We understand that many factors combine to affect the health of children. Thus our projects and programs improve overall individual, family and village “health” by focusing on non-medical initiatives …
Humanity For Children truly encapsulates what it is to live up to one’s boiling passion, and for me that has always been to help where I am needed. More than anything, I yearn to go back and make a difference in my home country Burundi. Nevertheless, a part of that lies in Rwanda – my maternal country and a neighboring country to Burundi. Needless to say, this past summer my boiling passion became a reality. Having been exposed to the work at the medical clinic, and the women of Kibungo Rwanda who discussed their business plans with us, I was able to treasure so much from such an experience. Among those, a symbolic image that will forever remain with me was the sharing of sugar cane. One of the women after showing us her home offered us sugar cane. All of the women went into the garden cut off sugar cane and shared those with us. This in our culture is so representative because people cannot come into your home without you offering them something; it is a sign of warm welcome, hospitality, esteem and respect. For the women it was them saying thank you. Excitingly, our American Humanity For Children family had not tasted sugar cane before. We shared something new with them and in the event of this the Kibungo community started to roundup to see us eating the sugar cane. To me, this demonstrated how something so small in our service can bring communities, countries as well as continents together. I just loved it! I loved my experience!