Maison Shalom in Burundi

Starting with only 25 orphans of war in October 1993, Maison Shalom has since welcomed educated and reintroduced more than 47,000 orphans and disadvantaged children back into their communities, including orphans, street children, and imprisoned minors.  

As a result of the 2015 crisis, and since November of the same year, the activities of Maison Shalom in Burundi were suspended

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Maison Shalom in Rwanda

In Rwanda, Maison Shalom supports refugees allowing them to live their life in exile with dignity. Maison Shalom prepares them for a constructive return to their homeland through educational, psychosocial and economical support, and socio-cultural guidance. 

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Dear friends,

We are happy to be here with you to share the joy of living together in dignity despite the difficult condition of exile.

After 3 years of exile, we had every reason to sink into bitterness and despair. But, thanks to your hospitality and generosity, you have comforted us. You have given us the courage to live with dignity and hope away from our country until the day we will return to our homeland.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Maggy Barankitse
Founder of Maison Shalom

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Maison Shalom was born on the 24th of October 1993, in the middle of the atrocities of the Burundian civil war, to turn on the light brought by forgiveness, and to create a new generation, capable of breaking the cycle of violence.

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