CARE’s work in Burundi

CARE originally established an office in Burundi in 1994 to distribute emergency supplies to internally displaced people and returning refugees. In the years that followed, we managed refugee camps in Burundi and over the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We support people, particularly women, to take a more active role in moving Burundi towards peace and economic security. Our long-term programmes aim to effect lasting social change by focusing on empowering women, children and young people. Our governance and disaster risk reduction work aims to ensure that poor people and communities can plan for and overcome future challenges.

Women’s empowerment

CARE runs various women’s empowerment projects. Support is offered in areas such as loans and economic development, improving livelihoods for women, the right to  property, providing support to survivors of sexual violence, and ending gender-based violence. We involve men and boys as partners for change who can help transform gender relations and address the rights of women.

Abatangamuco is a men’s group in Burundi working with CARE to help end deep-rooted gender discrimination. Abatangamuco works with men in the community to help them to realise the potential of women and create equality in their marital relationships, ultimately benefiting individuals, families and whole communities.

CARE's impact

We work in 104 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 75 years.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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