Country Info

CARE originally established an office in Burundi in 1994 to help people affected by civil unrest. Our initial program focused on the distribution of emergency supplies to internally displaced people and returning refugees in the northern part of the country.

During the following years of upheaval within the Great Lakes region, CARE Burundi managed refugee camps inside the country and across the border in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After successfully conducting democratic elections, Burundi’s new government has many challenges, not only that of rebuilding both infrastructure and the economy but also rebuilding governance structures and a climate of trust amongst the population.

Post-war, we support civil society and in particular women to take a more active role in moving Burundi towards peace and economic security.

The work we do in Burundi

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Access to Market

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.


There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.