Burundi - the land that is shaped like a heart.
It lies south of Rwanda, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo
and Lake Tanganyika and west of Tanzania. If you want to learn more,
go to TFFs link library
In November-December 2003, I had the opportunity
to visit Bujumbura, Burundi's capital. Board chairman Christian Hårleman
and I did fact-finding and identified Burundian civil society groups
with the aim of establishing the TFF
Amahoro Coalition. "Amahoro" means peace.
Burundi, one of the five poorest countries in the world, presently
goes through a peace process after 10 years of genocide and war.
New series have been added in 2006 and 2007.
Burundi is not on the front pages, and few
people around the world have any impressions of the country. My photos
are merely snapshots, but I sincerely hope they convey some of the
optimism and beauty of Burundi and its people that I experienced.
See the different galleries under this picture
and read more about Burundi and about TFF's work in Burundi here.
© 2003 Jan Oberg