World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to the well-being of children. We are committed to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to overcome poverty and injustice.
World Vision began working in Burundi in 1963. Operations stopped towards the end of the 1980s but restarted in 1993, in response to the acute humanitarian needs stemmed from the civil unrest. The National Office was opened in Bujumbura, the country’s capital, in 1995. Currently, World Vision Burundi brings hope and help to children and communities in 18 ADPs through a range of holistic, integrated projects. We work with those who are the most vulnerable - the poor and the oppressed - regardless of the person’s religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Our ultimate commitment is to the well-being of children.
Who are we working with and helping?
Thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors, we bring hope and assistance to more than 1,000,000 children (out of which over 40,000 sponosred children) and their communities in 18 ADPs. This means that communities have access to much needed water, education, food, health, health care and the chance to live a life of fullness.
How do we work?
World Vision Burundi has adopted an integrated programming approach to address child poverty.
We are child focussed, community-based and sustainable. We work in partnership with communities, Government and local institutions, private sector, other Non-Government Organisations, UN Agencies, faith-based organisations, and corporate and individual donors from many countries, from Australia to Germany. We seek to forge and promote partnership with grassroots organisations and actors.
We seek to end injustice and inequality for the children and communities we serve through our voices and the voices of our children. We act and speak against the complex structural and systemic causes of poverty by advocating for changes in policies, systems, practices and attitudes that perpetuate the inequality and poverty that children face. Together with our partners, we strive to address unjust practices and work for change, for good.
Our program priorities include:
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Economic Development (small scale enterprises)
- Health, HIV and AIDS
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.