What We Do
Sister Connection restores hope for the widows of Burundi, and provides them opportunities to become self-sufficient.
Our partners have empowered thousands of women to provide for their families, and invest in their communities.
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. 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%.
3 years, 3 steps to financial independence
Our Burundian staff work with community leaders to identify widows in poverty capable of reaching financial independence through vocational training and micro-enterprise funding.
When you support a widow through in3, you will receive letters to hear her story and learn how you are impacting her family.
$1,500 pays for her needs and training through the three-year program.
Invest in sustainable development.
100% of your donation goes to widows in Burundi. Sister Connection relies on Ministry Support funds to operate and grow the ministry. Ministry support covers administrative and operational costs, including the salaries of our full-time Burundian staff members.
The critical needs fund provides assistance to widows and orphans in urgent situations. This includes famine, emergency relief, medical treatment, and orphan care in the event of a widow’s death.
Camps & Semininars
Sister Connection hosts camps and training seminars for widows and their children. Some topics include: spiritual formation, leadership development, HIV/AIDS prevention, trauma recovery, and health & hygiene. They also provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and connection.
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 rebuilt their homes and supported 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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