Matara Passion

The passionfruit vineyard in Matara, Burundi, is a project by the Burundi-based nonprofit Communities of Hope to commercial opportunity to Batwa food producers. 99 percent of Burundi's population are either Hutu or Tutsi. The other one percent is Batwa, a minority at the fringes of Burundian society and politics, overlooked by the federal government for land deeds and bank loans. Communities of Hope supports Batwa craftsmen and farmers through its micro-finance bank Kazoza Finance — “kazoza” is Kirundi for “future.” These photos were published by Kazoza Finance/Communities of Hope.