Dr. Scott Kellermann and his wife Carol have served as medical missionaries to the Batwa pygmies since 2001.
The Batwa pygmies, conservation refugees from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, were indigenous forest nomads in southwestern Uganda for millennia.
In 1992, the Batwa were evicted from the rainforest when it was made a World Heritage Site to protect the endangered mountain gorilla. As hunter/gatherers, the Batwa had no title to land and were given no compensation.
Outside the forest, their existence became a major struggle for survival. They are one of the most impoverished people groups on earth.
The Kellermanns have created The Kellermann Foundation was created to support and expand their work, empowering the Batwa to break the cycle of poverty through the Batwa Development Program and providing healthcare through Bwindi Community Hospital