About Burundi

Burundi is one of the most challenging places to live in the world. In 2017, it was declared to be the most food insecure nation in the world by the United Nations. The World Bank estimates that 65 percent of its 11.2 million people live in poverty.

This extreme poverty is connected to a violent history of ethnic conflict. While Burundi’s civil war formally ended in 2005, many people still face the effects of displacement, uncertainty, and tension. It has one of the highest population densities in the world, but the average farm measures only one acre. Nine out of ten Burundians depend on agriculture for their livelihood, yet their limited farmland is devastated by deforestation, drought, war, and over-farming.

The challenges faced by smallholder farming families in Burundi are significant, but so is their determination. And as they come together to increase their crop production, they are also planting peace in their communities. Hutus, Tutsis, and other tribes work hand in hand, and in doing so, they create a more peaceful and prosperous future for their families and their country.

2008 Year Established

Floresta Burundi Local Partner

Noe Nizigama Country Director

3,716,229 Trees Planted

218 Savings Groups

$259,051 Savings Group Member Equity

124 Church Partnerships

5,975 Participating Families

79 Participating Communities

We build security for the world's most food insecure country.

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