In response to the floods in 2020 and 2021, Help a Child and partners facilitated cash aid programs and the provision of food and non-food items for internally displaced people. At the same time, we implement child-centered community programs with a duration of 7-10 years to support communities towards social and economic resilience. In the coming years, Help a Child wants to bring these realities closer together by offering adaptable and long-term solutions for food security and livelihood, combining interventions for returnees, internally displaced people, and host communities.
In our interventions, special attention is given to the many challenges faced by youth, such as high competition in the labor market, and limited access to land, knowledge, and finance. Through integrated farm planning, we involve all household members, including youth, to contribute to climate-smart and future-proof agriculture. Help a Child Burundi:
- Establishes and strengthens (youth) farmer groups;
- Establishes Self-Help Groups and overarching Cluster Level Associations, to address challenges such as the limited access to land and finance;
- Coordinates cash aid programs and the provision of food and non-food items to IDPs;
- Establishment and capacity building self-help groups and Cluster Level Associations;
- Facilitates training on integrated farm planning approach, involving the whole community at the household level;
- Arrange youth capacity building in the area of entrepreneurship, cooperation, money management, SRHR, and social skills.
Sustainable Development Goals
We contribute to: