How Can You Help?

Please join us in our effort to bring the people of Burundi out of poverty. Burundi Friends International greatly appreciates the generosity of all donors. Every contribution, however big or small, has a powerful impact in Burundi. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.


Over 90% of every dollar contributed is used toward our mission

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Additional Opportunities to Support BFI

+BURUNDIOLOGY Wake Up and Give – $20.00

A unique collaboration for a special cause, Burundiology: Wake Up and Give is a multi-styled Christmas album done in support of Burundi Friends International, a non-profit (501, c3) organization based in San Diego, CA that seeks to fight poverty in Burundi, Africa by providing education, health care and self sustaining enterprise opportunitues.

Produced by Julie Marner and Tom Griesgraber, Wake Up and Give features contributions from no less than seventeen area musicians including vocalists Laneé Battle, Jim Gibson, Nikki Mcdonald, Lovella Cacho, Jennie Ehren, Paul Infantino and Diana Baines and instrumentalists Tom Griesgraber, Julie Marner, Teresa Rauch, Ryan “Rymo” Moran (Agent 22,Slightly Stoopid), Daniel “Dela” Delacruz (Slightly Stoopid), John Rekevics, Luah Yousif, Patty McCormick, Aileen Fahme, and Al Clark.

Musically adventurous arrangements range in style from R&B and funk/rock leanings to latin jazz, world music, New Orleans stylings and classical performances, giving truly fresh twists to old favorites.

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1. We Three Kings – Sample
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Sample
3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Sample
4. Silent Night – Sample
5. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Sample
6. Jingle Bells – Sample
7. Deck The Halls – Sample
8. Angels We Have Heard On High – Sample
9. O Holy Night – Sample
10. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Sample
11. The Little Drummer Boy – Sample
12. Go, Tell It On The Mountain – Sample


Freshly Roasted Burundi Gourmet Coffee

BFI CoffeeBurundi is a small land-locked country in Central Africa where the high altitude and rich soil make it ideal for growing superior coffee.  Fresh ground or whole bean.
$15 (One 12 oz. bag)
$25 (Two 12 oz. bags)

Please contact us at for availability and pick-up locations.
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Special Thanks

Others have supported BFI by requesting donations in lieu of gifts for birthdays, funerals, even weddings.  This is a great way to share a good cause which you value with your friends and family.

We give our condolences to the Deken family in their time of loss. In lieu of flowers for her funeral, Judy Deken asked in advance to dedicate donations to BFI. 22 people donated in her memory. Thank you Judy, you remain in our prayers.

Optimized-nguyenCongratulations to newlyweds Huy and Liezel Nguyen! In lieu of wedding gifts, Huy and Liezel asked their guests to donate to BFI and generated over $600 in donations.