Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more
about our response to COVID-19.
Since achieving independence in 1962, Burundi has struggled with violence, including a brutal civil war in the 1990s and ongoing political and ethnic tensions in the wake of the 2015 presidential elections. Conflict, economic hardship, food insecurity, disease and natural disasters led to hundreds of thousands of people being displaced. Among them, 83 per cent identified natural disasters as the main reason they left home.
Attention to malnourished children, savings groups and agricultural improvements for higher crop yields all serve to focus our work in Burundi. We support families with child growth monitoring and nutrition education. Our savings groups empower members to build capital for basic daily needs. Agriculture training teaches farmers new techniques for growing healthier crops.