For the past two years, I have visited Burundi, Africa.
It is a beautiful country, green and lush, filled with generous people who have lived through a civil war and will feel the effects of it for generations to come.
World Relief is trying to work itself out of a job in Burundi. They want to empower the local churches, the Burundian men and women to know how to care for themselves and their families with safe practices for washing clothes, eating food and preventing illness. They desire to see the local churches found in each community to be a place that promotes peace and reconciliation, that cares for the widows and orphans and glorifies God in all they do.
One of WR Burundi’s most important areas is their Child Survival Program. Women living in communities across Burundi are being trained in ways to improve Burundi’s Child Survival rate. Right now 1 in every 4 children under the age of 5 die from preventable diseases in Burundi. WR is training these women to be Promoters, women who promote safe drinking water practices, sanitary washing practices, ways to prevent many diseases that children should not be dying from. These women are Burundian, care for their communities and are making a difference. If you are interested in learning more and finding out how you can get involved without traveling halfway around the world, click on the link below: