The Burundi Portraits
Project info

These portraits are from a current project portraying the life and culture of southern Burundi, particularly the community of Kigutu and their heroic effort to build and develop Village Health Works, a rural clinic, school, economic development enterprise near the village. Unlike Rwanda, its neighbor to the north which has largely emerged from the violence which decimated its population 20 years ago, Burundi, which suffered the same tragic conflict, has only recently emerged from the crisis and remains one of the poorest countries in the world.