The Butoyi family lives in Burundi. Imelda is 41 years old and she works as a farm labourer on her own land. She has 4 children and they live with her in a 2-bedroom house. They own the house and have been living here for 5 years. Their most favorite items are their cattle and clothes. Their dream is to be able to someday buy a better house for themselves.
The Butoyi family lives in Burundi. Imelda is 41 years old and she works as a farm labourer on land she owns. She has 4 children: The 3 sons, Patrick, 13 years old, Eric, 7 years old and Landri, 4 years old, live with her. While, the daughter Chantal, 9 years old, live with an uncle far away. Imelda works for 60 hours a week.
The family lives in a 2-room house, which they built and own, along with some land. They have been living here for 5 years. The house has no electricity and no water. It takes them 40 minutes to collect water from a piped water source that leads mountain water into the valley. They have their own toilet outside the house.
The family spends 80% of their budget on food. They cook with wood, so Imelda spends 14 hours a week collecting firewood.
The family has no money to save and are not planning to buy anything, but hope one day to be able to fulfil their dream of buying a better house. Their most favorite items are their cattle and clothes.