AFSC’s Burundi Program aims to create a society where all people can enjoy peace and dignity, meet their basic needs, and make meaningful contributions to peace and community development.
In Burundi, many people are seeking to improve their living conditions and regain their human dignity after years of conflict. AFSC is aware that development can be achieved in communities where sustainable peace has been built. This happens where people trust one another, work as one, and have a common goal of developing their communities.
Our program in Burundi accompanies and strengthens civil society and local faith-based organizations who are reaching out to communities. We use a three-component approach of economic reintegration, social cohesion, and trauma healing. The program also helps young people enhance their skills and exposes them to self-employment opportunities in their communities.