As Deo says, from one small seed can grow mighty things. One year ago in a small book store in Ashland, Oregon I happened to pick up "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder. After reading this extraordinary account of one man's passion to change health care in his home country of Burundi, Africa I was moved to action. What can one person thousands of miles away possibly do? Well, I can send books and pencils and I can get a few friends to donate a few things. From this small beginning and a network of friends, Books for Kigutu was able to see 300 school kits and a few books and supplies donated to Kigutu Primary School last year. Thank you to all of our friends.
Please check out the pictures on our home page to see the supplies being distributed.
Our goal for 2012 remains to raise $5000 to put real books (textbooks and fiction and non fiction) into the hands of the students of this school. Burundi has been called the poorest country on earth. Any little bit makes a huge difference. If you would like more information about Village Health Works I encourage you to visit their website.
This year I see greater things for Books for Kigutu and I hope you will join me in making a difference in the world, one book at a time.
Katherine Leppek is a retired elementary school teacher from Medford, Oregon. She says, "I started this project because I am passionate about literacy and the right of every child to have access to books."