Child Sponsor Burundi


Child Sponsor Burundi

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Burundi is one of the world's poorest countries and is in 178th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. A 12 year ethnic war shattered the social, infrastructure and already under performing economy of the country where today 80% live in poverty, 53% of all Burundi children suffering from stunted growth as a result of a poor or inadequate diet and few children go to school, particularly those of an age for secondary education where figures are as low as 8% in some areas due to a lack of qualified teachers and adequate supplies.


Although the war is over, even as recently as 2008 UNICEF were reporting that "Burundi's children continue to be threatened by rape, child prostitution, child labour, recruitment into militias, internal displacement, kidnapping and landmines." Like many other countries in Africa, there are child sponsor programs in Burundi, given the serious issues with children living in abject poverty with chronic malnutrition and contagious diseases rife. Most are dependent on foreign aid to survive. 11% of all children in Burundi die at birth, with 19% dying before their fifth birthday, one of the highest child mortality rates in the world mainly due to malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia. Many who are born alive are already infected with HIV/AIDS.


Burundi is home to a child population of 3,733,000, 15,000 of who have AIDS, with a total of 120,000 orphaned by the illness. Child sponsor programs in Burundi focus on working with AIDS and war orphans, preventative heath care, maintaining and developing safe water supplies, agriculture development so families can feed their children freeing them from child labour so they can attend school and helping displaced people return to their homes, many of which require rebuilding.

Child Sponsor Programs Burundi:


WorldVision

Your sponsorship will help a child and their community with improved healthcare and support.

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SOS Children

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.

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ActionAid

Your sponsorship will ensure a child has enough to eat, a safe place to live and attend school.

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Youth for Christ
Child Sponsor Burundi: Burundi Youth for Christ

Sponsor a Burundi child in one of two Homes of Hope which house over 60 children.

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All God's Children
Child Sponsor Burundi: All God's Children

Help support children who have been abandoned outside Bujumbura in Burundi.

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Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Burundi
project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here
Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Burundi
project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Your Project Here
Child Sponsor Directory

List your child sponsor in Burundi
project here for free by filling out this quick form and get listed!

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Children's Lives

Info, facts and figures about
children in Burundi and the
challenges they face.

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Burundi Orphans

Of Burundi's population of 8m, a staggering 10% are child orphans from civil war or AIDS.

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African Children News

All the latest news about children in Africa, their circumstances, children's right developments and legal issues.

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Volunteer

As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Burundi?

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