Women's Peace and Recovery Project in Burundi

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Loans help with transition to stable life after experiencing war

Damienne Ndoricimpa

Damienne Ndoricimpa (right) got a loan from an association of her neighbors, which helped her start a small business.

Recovering from years of ethnic and violent conflict is a long and complicated process that requires healing from the trauma of war, rebuilding a cohesive community life, and stimulating an economy so that people can make a living and get what they need to build resilience.

With half a million refugees affected by war returning to Burundi in the course of a decade, the government and United Nations have prioritized the need to reintegrate people, both socially and economically.

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