BUBANZA September 6th (ABP) – Eight street children were brought back from the Bujumbura City Council and were welcomed in their province of origin, Bubanza (north-west of Burundi) on Wednesday September 4, 2019, a check by ABP revealed.
These are 6 boys and a girl, aged between 12 and 17, as well as a woman with 2 small children. And all of them explain that they decided to go to street due to family problems and difficult living conditions.
Adija Nishimwe, aged 13, is one of those people and is from Musigati commune. She explains that she preferred the street because her father abandoned her, while her mother is mentally ill. She has already been withdrawn from the street five times, but each time she returns to the street a few days later to beg. As for Issa Nsabimana, also 13 years old, he is from Gihanga commune. He said he made the decision to go to the streets because his parents separated and none of them wanted to accommodate him.
The provincial representative of the Family and Community Development Center (CDFC) asks those people withdrawn from street to look for useful occupations at home and not to remain begging on the street.