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. We encourage and support this tiny landlocked nation, known as the beating heart of Africa. Today, more than 80% of its population still live on less than $1.25 per day, and 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. This video 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.
Receiving Recognition: The Certificate of Honors
BDS received a certificate of honor from the commune administrator on August 7, 2021 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.
In his speech of July 18th, 2021, when he visited the Giheta commune, Burundi's president also thanked BDS for its work to transform communities.
The glory goes to God, we thank you all because without Him working through you, and all other people who help Impact Burundi, we would not have reached this point.