Africa, Books, People

Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live

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This is a heartbreaking yet overcoming and empowering book entitled Frida; about a woman, Frida Gashumba (Umuhoza) ; who found herself in the midst of one of the the World’s most heinous crimes ever taken out on humanity, by humanity itself – the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The death toll was estimated at 800,ooo by the UN, this occurring over 100 days. This is a personal story that opens up the readers’ eyes to the real life pain that continues in innocent victims’ lives to this day; and how forgiveness and love can heal the soul. We do need to forgive, yet we do not need to forget.

Frida (a Tutsi) watched as her family were massacred by Hutus with machetes. She was also bludgeoned, thrown into a mass grave and buried. Miraculously, she came out alive…read the rest, you won’t regret it.

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Aid, Books

When Invisible Children Sing

Brilliant book,must read!

This is an inspiring true story about a young doctor who was spiritually and emotionally moved by street children in Bolivia. He has shared touching stories from some of these children’s lives, and his time on the streets in Bolivia; and how he is now making a positive difference, by setting up children’s homes in La Paz, Bolivia. We are so blessed in our country! We can all make a difference, no matter how little it may be, or how insignifcant we may think what we are doing is. Lots of ‘Little Differences’ can make ‘Big Changes’ to peoples’ lives and the current state of the world. This is a really good read, I encourage anyone who enjoys reading from this genre to check it out.

Kaya, originally named the Bolivian Street Children Project (BSCP), began in 1997 as a volunteer effort initiated by Dr. Chi Huang and sponsored by Park Street Church of Boston. Taking a year off before entering his medical residency, Dr. Huang spent a year in La Paz, Bolivia, coordinating volunteers from a local church to provide outreach services to children living on the streets.

If you are interested in donating to the organization which Dr. Chi Hiuang initiated, click on the donation link above!