Moral Courage



Tour Diary


Moral Courage
Paul Bandiyimisi
Paul Bandiyimisi
Paul Bandiyimisi was an ordinary man who ran a bar in Kiyabu hill, in eastern Burundi.

Then one day in October 1993, a stranger showed up. Rose Kagari was pregnant, hungry and scared. With her were her five children and twenty-nine other Tutsi. All had escaped massacres in their village and were running for their lives. Determined killers were after them.

Paul knew that even though he was a Hutu, if he was caught hiding the Tutsi, he and his family could be murdered along with them. Yet, faced with this incredibly difficult situation Paul acted decisively.

Read the testimonies of Paul and his fellow countrymen and women who displayed extraordinary moral courage or were saved by it.

© Burundi Voices Project, 2006.