Stay Connected

Burundi

Veriane, Burundi: Changing how my children see themselves

Around the world, parents dream of raising children to be confident and secure in who they are. However, the opportunities parents have to accomplish this aren’t always equa. In places like Burundi, where poverty and hardship are part of many families’ daily experiences, children often struggle with self-worth. “Before we became a part of Plant […]
Read More

Edouard & Pancras: "My brothers and I look at our father with respect"

“Our oldest sister didn’t have the chance to finish her studies. This was before my father became a member of a Burundi Purpose Group, and our family lacked the means to allow her to complete her studies,” shared Edouard. Edouard’s family, like many in Musanzaza, Burundi, long struggled with poverty. They were farmers who couldn’t […]
Read More

Josias, Burundi: "My mission is to make the soil more fertile"

My name is Josias. I am 53 years old and a member of a Purpose Group where we are all famers in Burundi. Before I joined the Purpose Group, I lived with many financial struggles. I used to be a trader in the Bujumbura Central Market, and I had a better life. Unfortunately, there was […]
Read More

Espoir: In the years to come, I will not have problems teaching my children.

Espoir and Kaneza live in the Nyengwe watershed of Burundi. While Burundi is one of the countries most afflicted by poverty, Espoir and Kaneza demonstrate a way out. "Before we joined Plant With Purpose Burundi, I was not able to feed my children sufficiently. Our production was very low due to the lack of agricultural […]
Read More
, , , ,

Ethiopia to Carlsbad: A round-the-globe look at Plant With Purpose

Over the course of the past few months, much of our Plant With Purpose team has been around the globe to connect with our international programs, our supporters, and each other. As we transition into fall, we look back at a few late summer highlights from the Plant With Purpose global community with appreciation and […]
Read More
,

Jordan: From Chaos to Change

In Plant With Purpose's programs, financial or environmental transformation is just an outward manifestation of spiritual change that has taken place internally. Our partner, Jordan, a farmer in Burundi exemplifies this process very clearly. As the lessons he learned from the Seeds of Change curriculum sank in, it not only gave him a new way […]
Read More
, , , , ,

Bainet to Burundi: A round-the-globe look at Plant With Purpose

With summer in full swing, members of the Plant With Purpose projects team are off on a variety of travels, many of which are to our partners and programs around the world. At the same time, our local leaders continue to advance restoration projects in ecosystems all around rural landscapes. Here is a highlight reel […]
Read More
, ,

Environmental Restoration Honors God

Methode Ntibandye is our Environmental Coordinator in Burundi. For over two decades he has been applying is deep ecological knowledge to help rural farmers maintain resilience in the face of climate change and food insecurity. He recently shared some insight into how his work is an outpouring of his faith and how environmental restoration honors […]
Read More
, , , , , ,

Dos Bocas to Zanzibar: A round-the-globe look at Plant With Purpose

It continues to be a busy and fruitful time for Plant With Purpose with many members of the team engaged in various activities "round the globe." Here's a quick look at some updates from our various partners around the world.
Read More

Nelson: "I also made sure to spread this awareness and to share my experiences and lessons with others."

Meet Nelson. Three years ago he joined a Purpose Group in the watershed of Nyakijanda, Burundi and his life has never looked the same. "I am so happy to be a member of this Purpose Group," he tells us. "Before I joined Plant With Purpose, I was very hopeless about having a better future, because […]
Read More
, ,

Salvator: "I used to worry about ever being able to reach a point of long-term sustainability."

Before I joined a Purpose Group, it was very hard for me to meet my needs because of lack of money. I couldn’t even find enough for basic necessities like medicines when a family member fell ill, school fees for my children, or food for the difficult time between harvests. The loans I was able […]
Read More

Severin: "My production of beans and corn have almost tripled"

Severin is the president of his Purpose Group located in the Nyakijanda watershed of Burundi. He is a 60 year old Burundi farmer who has accomplished a lot, applying innovation to his work on the farm. “I am so delighted to be a member of my Purpose Group in Burundi,” he introduces himself. “I am […]
Read More
, , , , , , , , , ,

In the voices of our partners

One of the more complex nuances of working across different countries and cultures is storytelling and communication. When done poorly, organizations run several risks: from dehumanizing the people they seek to help to diminishing the role local actors play in advancing progress. In this post, CEO Scott Sabin shares how to allow our partners to […]
Read More
,

Things you'll see on a visit to Burundi

Burundi isn't a frequently visited country. For starters, it is rather small, comparable in size to Rwanda, Lesotho, or Eswatini. It is also a very rural country with 85% of its residents living in remote areas that have limited infrastructure. While it boasts compelling landscapes and rich traditions, conflict has also inhibited tourism in Burundi. […]
Read More
, , , , , , , , ,

LET THE LOCALS LEAD

While having country-based leadership in all of our programs is important, we take it a step further and the advantage of local leadership is undeniable.  The importance of having local ownership over our mission and program activities has been emphasized at Plant With Purpose from the very beginning. Back in 1984, Plant With Purpose was […]
Read More

Inspiring Stories.
Actionable insights.

Sustainable living tips, and ways you can make a difference

Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
magnifiercross