Located in the Great Lakes region of Africa, Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 184 out of 188 countries in the Human Development Index. Much of its history has been turbulent, and Burundi today continues to face many political and economic challenges. Mothers’ Union has been active in Burundi for 70 years and has more than 18,000 members who actively promote stable family life and support those in need. Mothers’ Union Burundi takes a holistic approach that focuses on faith, family and community. The various programmes and activities they run are instrumental in transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout Burundi:
Literacy and Financial Education
Conflict resolution, reconciliation, and unity
Advocacy against gender-based violence, early marriage, and lack of women’s inheritance
Health: Infant and maternal health, HIV/AIDS
Education of girls and boys
Assisting the vulnerable and needy
In 2018, through the MULOA process, Mothers’ Union Burundi will be beginning to plan their future strategy to extend their outreach within communities.