Impact Burundi is a nonprofit organization that supports Burundi Development Solutions (BDS) in Burundi. Together we support communities to improve their standard of living, share their resources and build peace. Even as the country continues to transition from a post-conflict economy to a stable, peacetime economy, poverty remains at troublingly high levels. More than 70% of the population lives in poverty, 52 % of children under 5 are stunted, and even higher levels of malnutrition exist in rural communities. The vision of Impact Burundi began in the heart of Executive Director Libere Dusabe after fleeing the intense ethnic violence that engulfed his homeland after the 1993 Burundi presidential assassination. He shares in this video how God shaped his life and led to his founding of Impact Burundi.
“GOD HAS SPARED MY LIFE ONCE. I CAN NEVER FORGET THAT. NOW, MY LIFE’S PURPOSE HAS CHANGED.”
- Libere Dusabe, Executive Director
Impact Burundi - Our Story
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.
Receiving Recognition: Certificate of Honor
BDS received a certificate of honor from the Commune Administrator on behalf of the Burundi government for our work to help communities to become self-sufficient - a second such award in three years.
The Burundian President visited the Giheta commune in July, 2021.
In his speech he also thanked BDS for its work to transform communities.
The glory goes to God. We thank all those who He continues to
inspire to support us in this important work.