Impact Burundi is a nonprofit organization that supports Burundi Development Solutions (BDS) in Burundi to help communities survive, improve their standard of living, and share their resources. Burundi, a tiny landlocked nation known as the beating heart of Africa, is among the 10 poorest countries of the world with more than 80% of its population living on less than $1.25 per day. More than 50% of the country’s population is food insecure.
The vision of Impact Burundi began in the heart of Executive Director Libere Dusabe on a flight to the United States, as he fled the intense ethnic violence that engulfed his homeland after the 1993 Burundi presidential assassination. The video below illustrates how God shaped his life and led to founding Impact Burundi.
“GOD HAS SPARED MY LIFE ONCE. I CAN NEVER FORGET THAT. NOW, MY LIFE’S PURPOSE HAS CHANGED.”
- Libere Dusabe, Executive Director
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. BDS provides opportunities for people to participate in individual and joint projects that provide improved food security and promote a Christ-centered worldview.
The vision of Impact Burundi (United States) and Burundi Development Solutions (Burundi) is to eradicate hunger and transform broken and impoverished local communities into healthy, autonomous communities.