Burundi Friends International


Empowering Communities. Eliminating Poverty.

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Our Mission

BFI unites and educates youth, women and men leading to economic empowerment, building self-sustaining communities in Burundi, East Africa.

Burundi is a small country in East Africa about the size of Maryland, located between Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.  Burundi is divided into 18 provinces, with its capital in Gitega.  While the primary languages of Burundi are Kirundi, Swahili and French, the primary language of business (and associated opportunity) throughout Africa is English.

Empowering Burundi Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

BFI’s Education and Economic Empowerment programming efforts specifically align with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with an emphasis on the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Our mission is to develop and culminate these focuses in order to one day achieve Sustainable Development Goal #1 in Burundi - No Poverty.

Comedy Improv Night

Comedy Improv Night to benefit Burundi Friends International

Sunday May 19th 2019 • 5:00 pm
Sunset Temple, 3911 Kansas Street, San Diego, CA

Education & English Clubs

Knowledge is power. BFI works to expand opportunity in Burundi by providing learning materials to the eighteen provinces to propel education and support Burundians in their search for knowledge.  Learn More about BFI’s Education Pillar

Economic Empowerment

Here at BFI, we believe that self-sustainability and economic empowerment are created through education not hand outs. We have been working with women coffee growers to achieve this and meet our goals of ending poverty in Burundi. Learn More about BFI’s Economic Empowerment Pillar.

08 April 2019 mflores

Azarias


We proudly introduce BFI Volunteer, Azarias Ngengurutse. This is his story, written verbatim in his fourth language, English. Enjoy.

24 February 2019 mflores

Perk Up! Burundi Coffee Coming Your Way Soon!


Burundi coffee will be a trending specialty coffee across the world very soon. You heard it here first! Many of you have texted and emailed us pictures of Burundi at Starbucks and local coffee shops.

03 December 2018 cchan

Special Thank You’s From Burundi


The thank you notes below have been written by some of our Burundian leaders, who have been working on mastering English as their fourth language. They have been unedited so that you may enjoy and witness the amazing results of your continued support.

BFI Newsletters Share Stories of our Success and Keep You up to Date

The BFI monthly newsletter provides insight into the lives of the Burundian people and communities we serve.  Learn more about our work, and the impact it is making in Burundi.

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Ready to Join BFI in our Efforts to Change the World?

If you would like to learn more about Burundi Friends International and how you can help or volunteer, contact us and join in work that provides genuine hope, and a path to the future!