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.
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.
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.
BFI’s Education and Economic Empowerment programming efforts specifically align with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Our mission is to develop and culminate these focuses in order to one day achieve Sustainable Development Goal #1 in Burundi – No Poverty.