COUNTRIES

Burundi

Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Burundi is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The country lies on a rolling plateau in the center of Africa and is the home of the source of the Nile River. In fact, the Nile is linked from Lake Victoria to its headwaters via the Ruvyironza River. Lake Victoria is also an important water source and serves as a fork to the Kagera River.

COUNTRY FACTS:
  • Population: 10,524,100
  • Language: Kirundi, French, and Swahili
  • In 2007, Burundi had the highest proportion of women in its labor force and was one of the first republics in Africa with a female prime minister.

Our History in Burundi

In 2006, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Burundi through agriculture, food, and medical supply distributions. Since then, FH’s work in Burundi focuses on child-focused community development and relief programs for refugees and returnees.

Current Work

     Current communities: 29   |   Children sponsored: 9,116  |   

Church partnerships: 1

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Key Challenges

Approximately 65% of the population lives below the poverty line | 84,000 people suffer from HIV/AIDS | 57.7% of children are stunted
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