How it all started ….
Libby left the UK to work in Burundi in 1997 and began caring for orphaned babies and children. A ‘Mum’ to many children and teenagers, Libby spends her time parenting and discipling young people. Honda is a Burundian with a big heart for the hundreds of desperate children begging on the streets of Bujumbura, with little hope of change for their lives. Honda and Libby were married in 2000 and live in Burundi where they lead and direct the charity. They have spent over 20 years working with the poor and needy, those marginalized by poverty, the war and social injustice and is now a ‘Dad’ to over 150 children. He spends hours each week in discussions with local people who are in desperate need and has gained great experience working in refugee camps and with various local churches in deprived areas.
The charity started when 5 boys followed Libby home begging for food and refuge. Although the Nahimana’s had no space in their house, the boys asked if they could convert an empty shipping container in the garden into a shelter …. and so the charity began.
Honda, Libby and their family remain committed to seeing as many children and young people as possible taken off the street, completely changing their environment – giving them a family, a home and an education.