African Road supports Batwa i.d.'s

Do You/Can You:

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Use public transportation

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Have a right to vote

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Have access to basic healthcare

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Have a right to legally marry

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Have birth certificate for your children

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Be identified as a human/citizen/legal entity

 

To do any of these things in Burundi requires an ID card. While ID cards cost a bit of money, knowing how to navigate the system to get an ID is also an impediment. For the Batwa, a minority tribal group making up only 1% of the population, to get ID is a struggle. Historically having lived by hunting and gathering, these are consistently some of the poorest people in what is already ‘The Hungriest Country in the world’*. African Road Partner Evariste Ndikumana was the third person from the Batwa tribe to go to university. He has also served two terms as Member of Parliament. Evariste is changing the world as he seeks ID cards for his people.

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