The pygmy people are hugely discriminated socially, economically and culturally, caused by appearance and cultural distance. For instance, they are clearly smaller than the average inhabitants of Burundi. To integrate the society more and more over time, good education is very important.
Because of discrimination, the pygmy generally live in the woods or mountains outside of the city and often haven't had education for generations, which kept them illiterate. They live of agriculture and are often on the run. Often the harvest fails because of heavy rainfall. Because of this, they live in huge poverty.