CARE Burundi
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CARE started work in: 1994

Burundi ranks 185 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International’s work in Burundi supports women to achieve economic empowerment and civil society to move the country towards peace and economic security.

History of CARE International's work in Burundi

CARE International originally established an office in Burundi in 1994 to help people affected by civil unrest following the assassination of Burundi's first elected President in 1993. We increased our presence after the Rwandan Civil War when refugees began fleeing into Burundi. In the years that followed, CARE Burundi supported refugee camps inside the country and across the border into the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

What CARE International does in Burundi

Today, CARE Burundi supports civil society, and in particular women, to take a more active role in moving the country towards peace and economic security. Our work focuses on supporting women to achieve economic empowerment through small savings groups, and working with communities to prevent malnutrition

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 573,002
  • Women & girls 63%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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