The first step on the path to success in school is the ability to read. Discover how reading camps in southern Burundi are laying the foundation for successful education and hope for children like 11-year-old Ines.
Why World Vision is in Burundi
Burundi has experienced natural disasters, below-average rainfall, and outbreaks of disease in the past year, negatively impacting the quality of life and agricultural output of the country.Many families rely on agriculture for their livelihood, and the insufficient rainfall has not only affected crops but also food prices in general. Inflation has led to economic crises. Unfortunately, extreme weather conditions of heavy rainfall and hail counterproductively flooded many communities, destroyed property, and meant many children could no longer attend school. COVID-19 cases also spiked early in 2022, and cholera outbreaks bookmarked the year in December. In response, World Vision provided seeds to over 67,000 farmers in Burundi and trained more than 6,750 farmers in strategic farming practices. School feeding programs were enhanced for students at 142 schools, and families, schools, and healthcare centers were equipped with clean water and sanitation facilities. Thousands of children and their families were reached with child protection activities to help keep kids safe from harm. We rejoice in the 1.5 million children impacted through World Vision programs thanks to the support of our donors and partners.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Burundi
World Vision's staff in Burundi are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For continued support toward families receiving basic necessities during economic crisis.
That the coming harvest season would produce abundant crops.
News from Burundi
World Vision is committed to help bridge barriers for vulnerable people who face each day with a disability. As we take steps to do so, we reflect on powerful moments and stories brought about through our work.
Pray for East Africa with us, especially for World Vision’s work in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Let’s lift up the concerns of the families and children of these nations to our heavenly Father and listen to what He has to say to us about them.
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