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New Homes for 13 Muyinga Families

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Article by: Barbara Appleby

Children of Muyinga | FAMA Ministries I was excited to return to Muyinga after not having been there for almost two years.  Between the time of my first visit and this one, FAMA had been officially established in the US and launched its program to educate the Pygmies of Muyinga.  Read More...

The Children of Muyinga

Friday, March 16, 2007

Article by: Barbara Appleby

Burundi Children - FAMA MinistriesWe set out from Bujumbura in a van to travel to Muyinga, a small village in the northeastern corner of the country.  I had absolutely no idea what to expect.  We had been told that we were going to visit a Pygmy village and refugee camp.  I thought we were going for a simple visit.  Little did we know (Anne and Mike and I) that the Pygmies of Muyinga would become a part of our lives for years to come!   Read More...

Four Families to a Home!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Article by: Anne Olmstead

FAMA Ministries - Straw HousesTraveling to the Muyinga Province was an unforgettable experience! The trip from Bujumbura to the Pygmy Village was about a 4 hour drive on winding, sometimes steep roads. When we arrived at the Village, we were almost immediately surrounded by Pygmy children anxious to see Pastors Ruben and Manasse and the mazungus (a.k.a. WHITE people) they had brought with them.  As I took pictures I realized that most, if not all, of the people I was photographing had never seen themselves even in a mirror. They were amazed to see their digital image on the screen of the camera.  Read More...

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