BFI unites and educates youth, women and men leading to economic empowerment, building self-sustaining communities in Burundi, East Africa.
Our core values include a Passion for Service, Dignity, Generosity, Compassion and Trust.
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 Bujumbura. While the primary languages of Burundi are Kirundi, Swahili and French, the primary language of business (and associated opportunity) throughout Africa is English.
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
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.
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.
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!