Care International Burundi



The goal of the Women’s Empowerment Program is that: by 2025, poor and vulnerable women in rural Burundi will live in dignity and fully enjoy their fundamental rights. The target group will be comprised of poor women aged 18 to 50 years from rural areas who are vulnerable to gender based violence, living in households with less than 0.5 hectares of land and who are without access or control over other productive assets. The Women’s Empowerment Program will ultimately be national in scope. In fact, the advocacy efforts should have national impact from the very beginning. Some of the main problems faced by women in Burundi include: lack of education; physical, sexual and psycho-social abuse and violence in their homes and communities as well as exposure to HIV and AIDS and unwanted pregnancy; lack of control over relationships; lack of representation.



CARE International in Burundi aims to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health for adolescents and the youth and reinforce economic empowerment and gender equality. In 2016, 450 peer educators from VSLA groups (Village Savings and Loans Associations) and youth centers increased their knowledge, attitudes and skills related to Sexual and Reproductive health for adolescents and youth.



Women & Youth

CARE Burundi has two long term programs for Women’s (WEP) and Youth (YEP) empowerment. Both programs have a similar impact goal, the realization of fundamental rights for their impact groups, focussing on the rights to education, health, economic activity, security and participation in decision


Our Activities

About our work

CARE Burundi is appreciated for its neutrality, its commitment to its principles and its partnership approach, and is recognized as one of a few international NGOs systematically addressing the deep-rooted societal and cultural issues behind the violation of the rights of vulnerable women in Burundi.


Country Stats

Burundi by Numbers

Want to know more about the statistics of Burundi? Here you can find all the information you want to know about the country, its people and the many differnt population groups by region,etc.


Our Focus

Key Focus Areas

CARE Burundi’s strategic plan for 2016-2020 includes six strategic directions, five of which are programmatic and relate closely to the program elements and one of which is organizational, focussing on the consolidation of the partnership’s capacities, collaboration, learning culture, systems and procedures.