ILOFEM-Burundi was founded in 2013 and was registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs on February 3rd, 2014 under M/Order No. 530/131. With more than 6 years of providing assistance to the most deprived people in rural communities, the main goal of ILOFEM-Burundi is to improve the socio-economic well-being of women, girls and children and fight the root causes of poverty.
Since its inception, ILOFEM has been helping vulnerable women in rural settings by gathering them in community cooperatives and villages savings and loans associations, where they would start group income and generating activities and own. More than 500 women have been reached with 215 IGAs created which had a big impact on personal and family economy. Sensitization campaign and training on women rights reached 1000 persons, including men, women, girls and youth segments.
Currently ILOFEM Burundi operates in the provinces of Cibitoke, Bubanza and Bujumbura Rural and where possible, it will expand its projects in other rural areas. In order to successfully carry out its projects / programs, ILOFEM has a managing team composed of 4 qualified and experienced employees.
Bring women, and especially peasant women, to know and assert their rights so that they can occupy their place and fully play their role in society.
ILOFEM’s vision is a community where women, girls and children are safe, empowered and treated with dignity.
People we serve
Our beneficiaries are composed of women, girls and children. We focus on repatriated, ex-combatants, widows, women headed households, refugees, victims and survivors of GBV, HIV Positive women and people with disability. For children, we focus on vulnerable children from mainly poor households in rural settings and on school dropped out girls.