Burundi is located between Tanzania, Congo and Rwanda. Because of its central location in the continent and the shape of the country, it is also called the ‘heart of Africa’. However, the landlocked state has to contend with many problems.
The country endured civil war for more than ten years, in which more than 300,000 people fell victim. Burundi has still not recovered from the consequences. Political tension, terror, malnutrition, poor medical care and an extremely high population density characterise this small country, where two-thirds of all inhabitants live below the poverty line.
In 2016 Burundi was officially classified as the poorest nation on earth. Young people and children are at the biggest disadvantage in these difficult conditions. The country is currently at a crossroads. Where will it lead to? Burundi’s development will have a major effect on the whole of Africa. That’s because the country acts as a compass for the entire stability of the continent. With a donation, you can help to shape the future of the heart of Africa.