A Heartfelt Homecoming
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CREATED Jul. 8, 2013
ASHWAUBENON, Wi -- A warm welcome at Austin Straubel Airport Monday night for 18 local missionaries, arriving home from a very important trip to Africa.
The group spent a month in Burundi. there they helped hundreds of schooll aged children learn about hygiene, and sanitation.
The founder of the "Burundi Education Fund" is also an instructor at Fox Valley Tech. He says this latest life saving tour brought fresh drinking water to the kids for the first time.
"Water for the schools, where children attend. Some children get sick, and some die because they drink mud instead of water. so providing water, we improve lives", said Egide Nimubona.
This is the second year the foundation has gone to Burundi, which he said is a region filled with poverty after a 13 year civil war.