These people. Wow, these people. They blow us away. Every time we visit them we fall more in love with their passion as a community and their desire to do good. When we step out of the car and into this community, the FEEL is so different than any other place we’ve visited in Burundi. For one, they greet us (instead of the usual reaction… which is mob us or run from us).
And at the end of this visit… we were given two roosters as thank you gifts. They thanked us for trusting them by bringing our children into their community, for being their voice to the western world, and for our honesty about their coffee and its potential. Every time those roosters crow (which is A LOT) I can’t help thinking about the beauty of relationship. How good it feels to be visiting the same place, recognizing the people, and journeying towards solutions for their community.
For those of you who have asked, YES there is someone who has decided to give a loan to this community. The details are all being ironed out. Would we like more funds so that we can help more deserving communities? You bet, email us if you are interested in investing in Burundi’s future through coffee. See yesterday’s post for more on this place. And special thanks to The Navigators for journeying into the hills with us, affirming our vision, and for just plain ol’ lovin’ us.
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