Serving the local population since 1981
For ADRA Burundi, every project since 1981 has been designed to eradicate poverty, and the socioeconomic conflicts that poverty produces. To accomplish this, ADRA Burundi takes a practical approach by building homes for vulnerable families or schools for refugee children, while combating the devastating effects of gender inequality and HIV/AIDS.Make a difference around the world
Did You Know?
At Burundi’s first annual health fair, 543 people were tested for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and diabetes.
More than 10,000 flood victims have been provided with an emergency preparedness kit, including hygiene and first-aid items, cooking supplies, water purification tablets, and a tarp.
Over the past 14 years, 15,000 vulnerable families have been provided with shelter and agriculture kits.
To date, 516 health workers and local authorities have been trained to coordinate and improve services across the Cibitoke Province.
Elizabeth de Santa Cruz, Country Director
Capacity Statement OverviewIn 2012, ADRA Burundi was awarded the AfriComNet Annual Award for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Communication for their work with children of vulnerable families. Aptly titled “Breaking the Silence,” this project reduces the infection risk among children by emphasizing open, honest communication in small groups within the communities of Makamba and Cibitoke. These 42 “listening clubs” connect children with information, peer groups, and role models to discuss and better understand HIV/AIDS. Crosscutting issues such as peace building, reconciliation, and gender equality are also discussed. We produced 24 radio programs and eight advocacy shows to assist in these efforts.
Our Capacity Statement further highlights the projects, programs, and people of ADRA Burundi. Download the ADRA Burundi Capacity Statement
Country OverviewBurundi has been scarred by civil war, political instability, poor standards of health and education, and high rates of unemployment. At present, 67 percent of Burundians lack the means to eat more than one meal a day, and child soldiers from past conflicts are still being reintegrated into society. It is from under such debilitating constraints that Burundians seeks to rise. By way of free education, refugee management, and disaster relief, we aim to restore Burundi.