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.Como colaborar
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.
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.