Anglican Church of Burundi

A Transformed Environment

15 Dec 2016 • News

A project with local community groups in partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development to provide security for refugees living on a hillside in Rutana has resulted in a transformed environment.

There are now plantations of trees that protect houses and crops from strong winds on the hillside and also provide a habitat for populations of partridge and monkey.

Water sources are providing fresh, safe drinking water. The improved fertility of the soil means that the hillside is now able to sustain increased yields of crops such as banana, maize and beans. Cash from the sale of crops have contributed to house construction, solar power, schools fees, health care and other domestic needs.