In October, retired heavyweight fighter Justin Wren left the countless comforts of the USA, and headed for the countless challenges of the Congo. He is spending a year, trying to free 1,000 Mbuti Pygmy slaves. His Fight for the Forgotten project is bartering their freedom, moving them onto already-purchased land, teaching them self-sustainable skills, and providing clean water..
Wren's story is being being chronicled by SI MMA writer and New York Times bestselling author Loretta Hunt. Howard Books, the Christian imprint of Simon & Schuster, has bought the book, which will be titled Fight for the Forgotten.
In November Wren had to overcome Typhoid Fever, Malaria, and diarhea, the three greatest killers of the MButi people, who suffer from perhaps the shortest lifespan on Earth. Equipment was stolen, and the return of it had to be negotiated. Now wells are being successfully dug, and water being filtered…
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Here is an update from the Mbuti Pygmy (Ituri, Congo Basin Rain) Forest :-) You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for all the support you guys have given me. We completed one of the MANY water wells to come in the forest with the Pygmies :-)
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