Missions Support to Burundi

This page is dedicated to find sponsors for aid to Burundi.

An excerpt from Barrons in 2021 ranking Burundi as #1 poorest nation in the world:

The small landlocked country of Burundi, scarred by Hutu-Tutsi ethnic conflict and civil war, has the rather unenviable distinction of topping the world’s poverty ranking. With about 90% of its nearly 12 million citizens relying on subsistence agriculture (and the overwhelming majority of them living on $1.25 a day or less) food scarcity is a major concern: the level of food insecurity is almost twice as high as the average for sub-Saharan African countries. Furthermore, access to water and sanitation remains very low, and less than 5% of the population has electricity. All these problems, needless to say, have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

How have things come to this, despite the civil war formally ending 15 years ago? Lack of infrastructure, endemic corruption, security concerns: the ingredients leading to extreme poverty are often the usual suspects. Pierre Nkurunziza, the charismatic former Hutu rebel turned president in 2005, had initially managed to unite the country behind him and to start rebuilding the economy. In 2015, however, the announcement that he would run for a third term—which according to the opposition was in violation of the constitution—reignited old disputes. A failed coup attempt followed, hundreds of people died in clashes and tens of thousands were displaced internally or abroad.

Burundi has the lowest Gross domestic product (GDP) $760 per year in the world based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita.

How you can help:

Burundi is in dire need for aid. These projects will assist the people to achieve the skills needed to live and prosper. With the current governmental situation it is much more productive to initiate private aid such as through these projects.

Proposed Goals for Missions Work in
Mwaro Province in Central Burundi

1. To construct an education center that teaches different practical courses like – agribusiness, computer proficiency, savings/loans, and trade craft skills. The center will also have an adjacent chapel where the community can gather and pray ( beneficiaries: retired soldiers, orphans, widows, children, very poor people).

2. Building  a primary and secondary school  that  has a modern computer laboratory.

3. Building a hospital that can support the most disadvantaged people in the community.

4. Teaching the Bible in outreach missions.

Here is a simple way to donate:

https://www.givesendgo.com/G25X3

Ntakirutimana Leonidas will be the agent on site to initiate and maintain the project. He has been a long time acquaintance of mine since my first mission trip to Burundi in 1992. 

Leonidas also has a registered aid agency in Burundi:
Communication Centre for Traumatized People, Burundi.

Leonidas is from Bujumbura, Burundi. He has extensive education and experience in Christian ministry and foreign aid work. Leonidas is also fluent in 4 languages (Kirundi, French, English, Kiswahili). He wishes to initiate this aid program as principle agent in Mwaro Province of central Burundi.

I am adding Leonidas’ resume below to show his legit credentials in previous aid work. 


Ntakirutimana Leonidas – Ministry – Mwaro Province 1994

Matthew – Chapter 25:34-40

“Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

‘For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.’

Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?’

‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”


Resume Synopsis:

Ntakirutimana Leonidas

Languages

Languages Spoken Written Reading
Kirundi Excellent Excellent Excellent
French Excellent Excellent Excellent
English Excellent Very good Excellent
Kiswahili Very good Good Very good

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Time School  Region   Certificate/ Diploma/Degree
2006-2007 Public  National  University of Ireland,  Dublin  Ireland M. Phil. in International Peace Studies
1997-2000 Daystar University, Nairobi. Kenya BA in Communications and Community Development
1990-1992 Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College (NPBC), Nairobi Kenya Diploma
1982-1986 Institut de Théologie Evangélique de Mweya (ITEM), Gitega Burundi Diploma
1973-1982 Ecole Primaire de Rwintare, Mwaro Province. Burundi Certificate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Organization   : International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title          : Community Services (Sercom)

Duration          : From December 1st 2019 to January 30th 2020

Organisation   : Commission Vérité et Réconciliation (CVR)

Job Title          : Data Analyst

Duration          : From July15th to November 9th2018

Organization   : UNHCR

Job Title          : Assistant Interpreter

Duration          : From March 28th, 2013 to 30 November 2013

Job Title          : Church Integration Officer

Organization   : World Relief International Burundi

Duration          : From December, 1st 2011 to 30 November 2012

Job Title          : Project Coordinator in Cankuzo Province, Burundi.

Organization   : World Vision International Burundi

Duration          : From November 2009 up to June 30th 2010

Job Title          : Area Development Programme (ADP) Team Leader in Rutegama: Muramvya Province

Organization   : World Vision International Burundi

Duration          : From June 2008 to November 2009

Job Title          : Peace and Reconciliation Field Coordinator

Organization   : World Vision International Burundi

Duration          :  February 2006 to September 2006

Job title           : Legal Representative (volunteer)

Organization      : Communication Centre for Traumatized People

Duration          : August 2003 to September 2006

Job title           : Agent & Communications Consultant (Several Consultancies).

Organization   : Transcultural Psycho-Social Organization and Mental Health (TPO), Burundi.

Duration          : March 2003 – August 2004

Job title           : Project Manager (Kayanza Province) [handover of project from British NGO Tearfund]

Organization   : African Revival Ministries, Burundi.

Duration          :  March 2001-May 2005

https://bigfaithministries.com/resume-ntakirutimana-leonidas/

Léonidas NTAKIRUTIMANA is the legal agent/manager for the ministry:
Communication Centre for Traumatized People, Burundi.

Here is the Burundi government document certifying Leonidas as the legal agent for the ministry.

Ntakirutimana Leonidas
B.P.6821
Bujumbura
Burundi
Tel. +257 79673083