Nine members of Books for Kigutu formed a book giving group in 2011. Founder, Katherine Leppek, was moved to start this group after reading "Strength in What Remains," by Tracy Kidder. This non fiction best seller tells the story of Deogratias Niyizonkiza, who fled Burundi in 1994 to escape the civil war. In 2006 Deo returned to Burundi to start his dream of building a world class medical clinic. The clinic has been built and has served over 70,000 patients. The work to improve the community education resources is the focus of our group.