Location: Umurima Wi Burundi ("The Farm of Burundi Women"), Decatur, GA
Featuring: Burundi refugee women
These Burundi refugee farmers in Decatur, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) are maintaining a vital cultural connection to their homeland, providing food security for their families, earning a supplemental income, and sharing their vast farming knowledge with their children and community. Here, they are developing skills to integrate into a new country while preserving their culture.
The success of Umurima Wi Burundi has inspired Susan and Robin to develop Global Growers Network, a program that creates new agricultural opportunities in Georgia for international farmers who were forced to flee their homelands as refugees due to war, genocide, and persecution.