What We Do
Sister Connection creates opportunities for widows to become self-sufficient.
Since 2006, Sister Connection donors have helped thousands of women by investing in our programs.
Homebuilding & Support
Everyone needs a place to live and money for food and clothing. Our partners have built 1,800 homes and provided financial stability for thousands of women.
A job requires skills. Our training programs at our Mt Hope campus equip widows with the tools they need to succeed in business.
Ability must be met with opportunity. We make small loans (average $150) to fund entrepreneurship. Our repayment rate is 95%.
How We Do It
Our 3-year, 3-step plan for self-sufficiency
Our Burundian staff work with community leaders to identify widows capable of returning to self-sufficient life through vocational training and microenterprise funding.
We connect you with the widow you sponsor. Through the exchange of letters, you will hear her story and learn how your contribution helps her family.
$1,500 pays her admission to the program for three years. You can make a one-time contribution or spread it out as $500/year or $41.67/month.
Our journey to sustainable development
Sister Connection was founded in 2006 to help widows rebuild their lives after decades of war. Civil conflict left a generation of widows and orphans without status and without support. We connected them to donors who provided the means to rebuild homes and support them financially.
Today, Sister Connection serves a new generation of widows. While the memory of war is fading, the economic prospects for widows and their children remain bleak. Our goal has shifted from the immediate needs of charity to a push for self-sufficiency and sustainable development.
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