Helping refugees from Burundi have a dignifying life in Congolese camps
Raising funds and awareness for difficult refugee situation in Congo, Africa
More than 400,000 people have fled Burundi since its political crisis began in 2015. The Burundi government is accused of trying to silence its critics over extrajudicial killings, disappearances, and torture so citizens have to escape in order to avoid this.  Congo is one of the neighboring countries that is trying to help. But Congo is facing a huge crisis as well and poverty is increasing.
About 40,000 of the refugees are in the east of the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and the refugee camps are experiencing a shortage of food, medicines and all basic necessities.  100% of the funds raised in this Latin Fiesta will be sent to one of these refugee camps to alleviate the situation.

These refugees (many children, elders, and women) have been victims of horrendous crimes of violence and injustice in Burundi. At the refugee camps, they are looking into finding protection and maybe start a new life in a safe environment. The poverty in the Congo and lack of resources make it difficult and there is an increasing need for basic necessities such as shelter, food, medicine and medical attention, clothing, etc.