The Budu live in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Province Orientale in the Haut-Uele district and the territory of Wamba. There are two Budu sub-groups: Pygmies and Lika. They are all Budus but speak other languages beside Budu.
The Budu in general live in the rainy tropical forest and they have agriculture as the principal activity. Budu are probably one of the poorest population in Democratic Republic of Congo, since they live only from what their produce and it is kind of an isolated place since most of the roads to their area have not been fixed for over 20 years. To get medicine and other goods, the Budu still use bicycles sometimes carrying 300kgs on the bicycle for 700kms.
The Budu are called peaceful people because in their history there is no resistance or fighting mentioned. So they don't know war. They live peaceful lives characterized by kindness. They are among the most to have welcomed missionaries and other foreigners.
The Catholic church was the first to evangelize Budu then the Evangelical church led by WEC (World wide Evangelical Crusade today Worldwide Evangel for Christ) came to evangelize the Budu. The Fonder of the WEC, Charles Studd died on the Budu's soil and his grave is in Ibambi. The WEC local daughter church, CECCA-16, has a Christian hospital which was started in the 1950s by Dr Helen Roseveare from England.
Many Budu believe in Jesus Christ and few of them are Muslim or don't attend to any church but still know about Jesus.
The Budu need improved schools and medical care for their children. Nebobongo hospital is in the need of support (finance and material and spiritual) to be able to spread the Gospel to those in need and to take care of the poor. The Budu also need roads to be build by the government for better transportation to their region.
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|Country||Congo, Democratic Republic of|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Orientale province: Wamba territory, 8 collectivités. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Budu (386,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||buu Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Budu|
Primary Language: Budu
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Budu|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
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|Christianity (Evangelical 33.00 %)||
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