Dufashanye Canada Foundation is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Do you know where Burundi is? Most Canadians don’t! Located in East Central Africa, Burundi is the third poorest country in the world. Like its neighbours, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi suffers from a past of political instability that has stalled its economy and made basic services, like education, inaccessible. Although the political situation has improved, Burundi has not received the same international media attention as its neighbours, so its people remain in dire need of assistance. Dufashanye aims to help fix this problem. Dufashanye means “to help one another” in Kirundi, the native language of Burundi. We sponsor children in Burundi to go to school, and we provide loans and expert coaching to help Burundi communities start their own income-generating projects. Our focus on a small geographic area (Burundi is roughly half the size of Nova Scotia) helps to keep our mandate focused and our administration costs low. This allows us to sponsor children for just $240 a year – only $20 a month – which is often half the cost of other similar organizations. The increased political stability in Burundi and our close local connections are allowing our work to have a lasting effect, and we believe that with your help, Dufashanye Canada can provide a realistic hope for sustainable economic activity in Burundi.
Dufashanye Canada Foundation envisions a Burundi where children access a decent education and families are economically self-sufficient.
Dufashanye Canada Foundation exists to advance education and to improve the living conditions of vulnerable children and families in Burundi, Africa.
- to advance education of needy children
- To alleviate poverty through funding of micro-projects that generate jobs and income.
- To improve the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable children and families.