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