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

  • Population: 10,216,160
  • 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 to have 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 has focused efforts on community development and relief programs for refugees and returnees.

Current Work

     Current communities: 27   |   Children sponsored: 5,843  |   

Church partnerships: 1

Available projects that need support:

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Key Challenges

Approximately 67% of the population lives below the poverty line | 1 in 15 adults is estimated to suffer from HIV/AIDS | 58% of children under five suffer from malnutrition | Only one in two children attend school
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