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TRANSFORMING
Communities

of vulnerable widows, orphans and Batwa in Burundi through education, farming and discipleship.

ABOUT US

ICJ seeks to transform the most vulnerable communities in war-torn Northern Burundi, through a holistic ministry - centred on the gospel to empower people both physically and spiritually - breaking the negative cycles of poverty. 

Burundi is one of the poorest and hungriest countries in the world, and has been crippled from decades of civil war. This has left many fractured communities of pygmies, orphans and widows who are struggling to rebuild their lives, let alone survive each day.


Working with local leaders, ICJ provides holistic and practical support to individuals and communities. Actions include agricultural cooperatives, constructing secure brick homes to replace leaky mud huts, discipleship groups, bible distribution, vocational training, teaching literacy, numeracy, microfinance, healthcare support, and farming skills and helping initiate microenterprises.

 

ICJ works with hundreds of pygmies, widows and orphans across Bubanza and Cibitoke provinces. As well as Church leaders and students across Burundi through discipleship making programs. 

"MY HOPE FOR THE
FUTURE, FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS, IS TO SEE THEM EMPOWERED."

- Bosco Mutebutsi, Founder

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OUR IMPACT

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x 110

x 10

x 347

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING

BUILDING

HOMES

COMMUNAL

LAND (ACRE)

SCHOOL

FEES/SUPPLIES

14,000

x 384

46,000

47,860

x 60

x 450

HEALTH

SUPPORT

COMMUNAL

HARVESTS (KG)

LIVESTOCK
DISTRIBUTED

BIBLE

DISTRIBUTION

DISCIPLESHIP
TRAINING

CHILD

SPONSORSHIP

COMMUNITY

MEMBERS

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My life is no longer like stagnant water, I now experience the glory and goodness of my God every day. - Claver- age 40

Batwa Community - Murwi

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Widow - Ciya Bubanza 

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Orphan - Ciya Bubanza

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My life was falling into the darkness but the ICJ training got me back. The gift of a Bible changes my life every day.
- Jacques - age 20

School Bible Project - Gitega

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AFTER THE DEATH OF
OUR PARENTS, WE DID NOT HAVE FOOD, CLOTHES OR SCHOOLS SUPPLIES. MEETING ICJ CHANGED ALL THAT!

- Vincent- age 13
RECEIVING THAT HOME WAS ONE
OF THE BEST MOMENTS IN MY LIFE.

- Mugisha- age 71

How You

Can HElp

ICJ would love to support more widows, orphans and vulnerable Batwa families, but sadly there is a long waiting list! Please join with the prayer of ICJ that every family they engage with will be lifted out of poverty physically and spiritually and have the opportunity to live in suitable housing and have the means to feed themselves at least twice a day.

Partners

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