Situated in the northern part of the capital city, Bujumbura, the community is built around the rubbish dump for the whole city. Working closely with a ministry called Yada, we are seeking transformation of the community through the power of God's love.
Children as young as three years old can be found scavenging at the local dump for food or material that they can sell. This leads to a continued cycle of poverty due to low school attendance and education, leading to little oppotuntity for future achievement. Early years education provides that alternative for that critical time before children reach 7 years old and can go to school. Knowing that for many, finding food is very challenging, we provide nutritious porridge to keep them healthy and able to learn.
Education is essential to help free young people from the cycle of poverty that they and their community are found in. Starting early is key, this is why we run a number of pre-school programmes to help those who would otherwise be unable to sustain attendance. This includings a feeding programme to ensure children receive at least one good meal a day; a weekly kids clud to build friendship and encourage young people in a safe environment; and a programme to help the wider family become more self suffiencent and sustainable. All of these programmes are underpinned with a desire to share the hope of the gospel.
Our partners also work in the local community to bring transformation through discipleship, working with local believers to help them grow in faith and release them to be used by God.