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Help--Build a Library in BURUNDI ?

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Please Help Build a Library in the World’s Poorest Nation: Burundi
Give up one pizza for one small piece of this library?

Burundi is one of the world’s most impoverished  countries. Annually it places at the bottom of the GDP list competing with Congo, Liberia and other a handful of other struggling countries. Burundi lies deep in the heart of Africa, just west of Tanzania and neighbors with Rwanda.  Tribal warfare (Hutu and the Tutsi)  and AIDS have left orphans and widows behind.

Along comes Freddy.  This man had a vision to “rescue” orphans, build an orphanage and also a “first world” school in this struggling country.  Ten years later, Freddy has raised hundreds of Hutu and Tutsi orphans, (together, so they don’t even know to which tribe they belonged), a medical clinic, and an English-speaking school.    He believed that in order to positively impact the future and economics in Burundi, kids needed to know English to compete in our global society. Freddy knew that love and education would supplant the hatred and dysfunction that defined Burundi’s culture.
2018 Video - Look @ ten years later!  

When I met Freddy, I was so compelled by his cause, and convicted by my “privileged position.”  I am an educator, librarian, author, and I  give to many worthy causes. But, I eat pizza and buy lattes too. 

Would you consider giving up one pizza towards this school’s Library Fund?  We librarians and educators could build them their “Great Gitiga Library” if there were 2000 librarians willing to give $20.00 – that’s just one pizza pie each!   They need $37,000 to cover the construction costs of this building and that would about cover it.  I thank you deeply for considering this.  (Imagine building a library for only $37K?! - I've seen the architectural plans and can share them if you'd like.) 

For those interested in larger tax-deductible donations, you may give through this 501-C3 link – Choose “Other” and note it for the LIBRARY  - You will receive an instant tax receipt. 

 Still not convinced? Watch this difficult video in which they give statistics about our US money spent on cosmetics and dog food.  It's humbling. 

They are also in need of new books, if your organization or company would have inventory needing a write-off.   

My brother and niece are involved in this work as well as the work of Hope International in Bujumbura, Burundi. That is how we found out about this and met Freddy Tuyizere.


Paige Jaeger
Saratoga Springs, NY

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