OUR IMPACT

In partnership with its donors, ERB continues to generate positive impacts in its intervention areas. During the past four years (2016-2020).

FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

1
FARNs

( Shelter for the Learning and Nutrition Rehabilitation of undernourished Children)with 456 child beneficiaries

1
severe cases of malnutrition

 transferred to health centers

1
goats

 through a community solidarity

1
private supported producers

of bean, corn, potato and sweet potato seeds

1
households

 supported with vegetable and fruit seeds

1
farmer field school groups

created with 4560 members

1
members

 have benefited from capacity building trainings in value chain, process of creation of agricultural cooperatives, governance& business plan &Connection of producers and processors to markets

1
pre-cooperatives

 have been created and supervised

1
Hangars

built for seed storage and conservation

RESILIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

ERB in partnership with various partners such as CORDAID, FAO, the Government of Burundi projects funded by the World Bank is implementing projects for environmental protection, resilience and climate change. This program started in 2005. At the beginning, interventions were limited to the production and planting of forest and agro-forestry seedlings for reforestation and watershed management.

Since 2018, the projects of this programme have expanded to include climate resilience and reduction of the negative effects of climate change. Our interventions have focused in the provinces of Rutana, Cankuzo, Makamba. Bururi, Karuzi, Ngozi and Kayanza. Very recently, the provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza are extending the list of provinces benefiting from our interventions.

1
households
  • benefited from capacity building on the Community Management of Disaster Risk Reduction approach
  • Contingency plan for the Rugombo commune

GOVERNANCE & SOCIAL COHESION PROGRAM

1.Community and Household Security, Promotion of Citizens’ Rights and Duties, Enhancement of Social Cohesion& Contribution to the Reduction of Gender-Based Violence (2016-2020) in partnership with OXFAM NOVIB and GIZ.

1
Peace Clubs

to address peace and security issues at the village level in the province of Cibitoke (Mabayi, Mugina and Rugombo communes)

1
Women and men supported

in the fight against violence against women in Cibitoke province (Mabayi, Mugina and Rugombo communes)

1
People

who have benefited from sensitization on social cohesion in Cibitoke province (Mabayi, Mugina and Rugombo communes)


2.Capacity building of local leaders on accountability& of the population on citizen participation as well as the support of the communes (Rugombo, Mpanda& Murwi) to increase financial resources in partnership with OXFAM NOVIB.
1
Communal authorities trained

on accountability toward the population

1
Local stakeholders

trained and sensitized to citizen participation

1
Citizen Vigilance Committee

for the control and management of communal funds in the communes

1
witness markets

organized for the three communes of Mpanda and Rugombo in view of supporting the communes in increasing communal revenues


3.Leadership development and coaching in partnership with CORDAID

1
Change Agents

identified in the socio-economic and political sectors in the provinces of Bubanza and Cibitoke

1
Trained in leadership

conflict transformation, citizen participation and accountability

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION PROGRAM

1) Education and financial inclusion of youth

1
Community Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs)

with 22 202 members  created and supervised with a membership of 4685 youth and women

1
VSLA groups connected to the COOPEC microfinance institution

2) Capacity building in entrepreneurship

1
young people trained on business plans
1
young people trained and equipped with materials to start up welding, sewing, beekeeping, soap and juice production