When Olive Bukuru was six months old her and her family fled their home country of Burundi in search of a safe life. They ended up in a refugee camp in Tanzania where Olive fell in love with learning and became determined to pursue her education, something that was not encouraged for girls in the area.
Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story.
This episode was produced by Emily Ker with audio editing and post production done by Gregg Palmer. The original interview was conducted by our executive producer Sankar Raman in March 2023.
Thank you to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon for the use of their space to record the interview.
This program was funded through a generous contribution from Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation.
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