ENDING HUNGER, BRINGING HOPE, TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES
The mission of Impact Burundi and Burundi Development Solutions is to transform the lives of people living in poverty in Burundi with improved physical, spiritual and emotional health.
NEWS AND EVENTS
CERTIFICATE OF HONORS
BDS received a certificate of honor from the commune administrator on August 7 this year for our work to help communities to become self-sufficient. This is the second one in three years . The commune administrator represents the Burundi government.
Village and Savings Loan (VSL) participants used savings to buy rabbits, chickens, pigs and goats as well as plant crops. They paid 60% of the costs and BDS gave a grant of 40%. Grateful participants are now digging trenches for the government water pipeline to bring water from a well to a large holding tank.
CELEBRATE OUR IMPACT
My name is Ntahomvukiye Lucie. I am a participant from one of the BDS groups of participants called TUGWANYUBUKENE (Let us fight against poverty). I got remarried to a man who already had children. I came to his house with one child from my previous marriage. My child and his did not get along and I was not making it easier for them either. One child ended up running away from the family due to those disputes. I am the one who started changing due to the SLP and then the whole family changed. We get along now, and I even went to apologize to the child who ran away. Now we are friends and there is peace between us.