Raising Awereness

As part of the execution of the project “Building Bridges in Burundi (BBB-Dutsimbataze Amahoro),[read_more id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]Help Channel Burundi and FECABU (Fraternité Evangélistique du Christ en Afrique au Burundi) in partnership with Red Een Kind and other partner organizations organized a sports activity between the young beneficiaries of Busoni and Bugabira in Kirundo province. This activity was organized with the aim of Promoting Social Cohesion, Human Security, and Resilience for Burundian Youth and Local Communities.Read more hidden text[/read_more]

Emergency Aid food Program

Following the prolonged drought that hit some municipalities in Kirundo province from September to December 2018, the majority of households in Busoni communes were unable to harvest crops and this was plunged into extreme famine.

According to information collected from our local staff in Kirundo province, hundreds of people have fled their households mainly in Busoni commune near Rwanda in northern Burundi. The majority went to neighboring communes but a hundred left in Rwanda according to information provided by local sources.People leaving the communes say they have nothing to eat because they did not have crops for the first crop season because they did not have rains all the last quarter of the year 2018.They are seriously affected and households have nothing to eat. The population of these municipalities is asking for emergency help to stabilize them. It is in this context that Help Channel Burundi mobilized its partner MCC to help more than 570 vulnerable households in Gatete and Rwibikara.

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Field visit by Help Channel Staff for youth engaged in fish farming.

To improve the ecomic resilience of the youth in Cibitoke province, HCB empowers youth in fish farming practices under Building Bridges in Burundi project.Fish farming is considered to be an innovative and economic strategy for promoting food security and improving the economic resilience of the youth. The participation of the youth in fish farming will not only help the sector to reach its full potential but also contribute to the reduction of unemployment among the youth, as there are opportunities in the sector waiting to be tapped.

Economic Empowerment of youth in mushroom growing to increase their economic resilience

In Cibitoke province, youth are involved in growing mushrooms under Red een Kind’s project (Building Bridges in Burundi), a project which is implemented in consortium with several NGOs. Help Channel Burundi executes the project in Cibitoke and Kirundo provinces.Mushroom growing has greatly impacted the lives of youth and empowered them economically, enabling members to become self-reliant.

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On 25/09/2018 and 16/10/2018, as part of its “Pro act2” project, help channel Burundi in collaboration with the FAO organized an activity that they called “Seed Fairs” in the Makamba province respectively in the communes of Kayogoro and giharo.

 The beneficiaries of this fair were 750 households from the Kayogoro commune and 689 from Giharo commune and the most vulnerable households in these communes.

Indeed help channel Burundi is concerned about the agricultural production of the population, it is within this framework that HCB has distributed these seeds to be able to help the households of the returnees who do not have enough means to buy the seeds for the growing season 2019 Note that each household received 20kg of beans and 2hours

In conclusion, the beneficiaries are very happy with the help they have received and warmly thank help Channel Burundi and FAO.