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Sister Connection

Dedicated to the healing of Burundian war widows and orphans, restoring their dignity, and offering hope for their futures.

Sister Connection

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“Sister Connection is a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the healing of Burundian war widows and orphans, restoring their dignity, and offering hope for their futures. We provide assistance through monthly sponsorships, the building of homes, and special funding in emergency situations. Sponsorship monies are provided directly to the widows with a personal, self-help approach. Sister Connection is for all widows, regardless of ethnicity or religious affiliation.”

“Sister Connection is unique from other sponsorship organizations in that it was founded in an equal partnership between a Burundian and an American. We have a grass-roots philosophy and a personal approach that is committed to preserving the respect and dignity of every widow. We believe that the widows themselves are in the best position to determine the most critical needs of their families and to choose the means for fulfilling those needs. Therefore, sponsorship funds are given directly to the widow. It is our commitment to dignify widows with the right to manage their own families, and we adhere to an “ask, don’t tell” philosophy. This means we recognize the importance of meeting existing needs specifically expressed by our widowed sisters, rather than implementing initiatives that just seem like a good idea to us.”