After surviving the horrors of the Burundian genocide, Maggy Barankitse established a complex set of institutions to help war orphans survive and thrive. Her project is built on her faith in God’s love and the belief that raising a new generation in hope will disrupt the cycle of violence.
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In a short excerpt from a longer interview, the founder and president of Maison Shalom in Burundi explains why she built various parts of Maison Shalom, including schools, homes, a hospital, a movie theater, swimming pool and a morgue.
In a short excerpt from a longer interview, the founder and president of Maison Shalom in Burundi explains what she means by the phrase, "Love made me an inventor."
Maison Shalom has helped more than 20,000 children in the aftermath of the Burundian genocide. Its founder and president talks about how Maison Shalom works to restore dignity and hope to the citizens of this war-torn nation.