Creating Opportunties for Independence:

Small loans and job training give widows in Burundi the skills and resources to overcome poverty.

Join the fight to empower these women.


education and small loans


Widows engage in a classroom-style training regarding business and entrepreneurship. With the guidance of our staff, they develop their own small business plan. 


After completing the training, widows are provided with a small loan to fund their business. With the necessary knowledge and support, she can begin working towards a sustainable future.

“I came to believe that the world had no place for widows. I was told not even heaven had a place for widows. All but one of my children died, and I was homeless. But through Sister Connection, God sent me help. God bless you! Thank you to my sponsors. With their help my child and I have clothes, we eat well, and we have what we need.” -Clotilde


education and job skills

Widows and orphans can participate in a variety of courses to learn job specific and important life skills, including hygiene and skills to improve their own subsistence farming. These hands-on courses take place at our vocational training center, and include agriculture, animal husbandry, building compost and rainwater collection systems, and sewing.

Your compassion empowers our sisters provide for their families, and find hope for the future. 

 Click here to see how we integrate micro-enterprise and vocational training into our self-sufficiency program, In3.