Our work in Burundi supports maternal and child health and builds livelihood opportunities, while our work in the country’s schools focuses on ending gender-based violence and encourage gender equality.

“I am really thankful for the Graduation Program. You can see the progress that I have made and that I have graduated. I have achieved many things, now whatever I plan to buy, I buy it.… I wish to continue my business so I can help my family get whatever they want.”

— Jeanne D’Arc Niyingabiye, Cibitoke

Why Burundi

1.77 million Burundians needed humanitarian assistance in 2019

The maternal mortality rate in Burundi is one of the world’s worst, with 740 deaths per 100,000 live births. This makes the country one of the most dangerous places in the world to have a child.

Our work in Burundi focuses on maternal and child health, with a particular emphasis on improving nutrition and overall well-being. We specialize in community-based health and nutrition interventions, training community healthcare workers to screen for malnutrition and provide other support.

Latest Achievements

  • COVID-19 Response

    We've reached over 29,000 of the families we work with on COVID-19 prevention and warning signs in the month of April 2020 alone. This work reached nearly 163,000 people.

  • Cash Transfers

    Over the course of 2019, 4,196 families received cash transfers from Concern to support their recovery from emergency situations and businesses developed from the Graduation model.

  • New Locations

    Since late 2019, Concern has begun implementing new WASH activities in Burundi, doubling the number of provinces where we work with new programs in Bujumbura Rural, Muyinga, and Rumonge.

Our work in Burundi

Our work to end poverty in Burundi is rooted in livelihoods development, health and nutrition, and education programming.

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