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Burundi

Our work in Burundi encompasses maternal health, as well as building livelihood opportunities. In Burundi’s schools, our programs to end gender violence involve youth working together on equality.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 10.16 million
  • Population living below $1.25/day: 80.31%
  • Life expectancy: 54.1
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 67
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 104
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births: 800
  • Literacy rate: 86.9%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 5.2%

Through our livelihoods graduation program, which provides mentorship, training, and support to people to bring them out of poverty sustainably, we are improving food security, resource ownership, and savings and investments for poor families.

In Burundi, our health and nutrition programs focus on reducing child illness and death and improving child nutrition among the poorest. To promote healthy behaviors and encourage health facility visits, we train community health workers to train others in their communities to spread messages about nutrition and hygiene, look for signs of illness, and refer children to clinics. Working in primary schools and through school committees, we are also raising awareness about gender equality in communities to reduce gender-based violence in schools. Through our livelihoods graduation program, which provides mentorship, training, and support to people to bring them out of poverty sustainably, we are improving food security, resource ownership, and savings and investments for poor families.

In January of 2014, as part of our emergency response work in partnership with the Red Cross of Burundi, we helped nearly 3,000 people after flooding and heavy rains damaged crops and farmland.

Some of our programs

  • Graduation Program
  • Integrated Care Group Model
  • Community Case Management