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Information Guide

a fund of $380,000 for women

How to be beneficiary?

For groups

  • a minimum contribution amount
  • have at least 15 members and no more than 30

For members

  • be an active member of a given group
  • regularly pay the required contributions
  • repay on time, the credits contracted
  • have an income-generating activity

However these conditions do not all apply at the same time, there may be specific cases


Groups can be promoted to the rank of cooperatives and companies or IMFS if they meet the conditions required by the law and regulations on micro-finance of 2017 of the BRB and its implementing texts .


The services offered have an ultimate goal of:

  • increase access to factors of production;
  • build skills;
  • reduce the overload of household work;
  • promote participation in decision-making bodies;
  • strengthen access to social protection;
  • strengthen the legal and legal framework;
  • strengthen implementation coordination and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms;
  • sharing knowledge and building capacity to access opportunities; and
  • strengthen the legal framework for the protection and decision-making capacity of women, coordination of implementation mechanisms and monitoring and evaluation

Contact information

Ministry of Human Rights, Social Affairs and Gender;
Building Ex-Finances, 1st Floor, Number 30;
BP: 2690 Bujumbura - Burundi
Phone: +257 22246924
Email: mdphas@gmail.com

Women's Economic Empowerment Program

According to the national evaluation report on the implementation of the Beijing+ declaration and program of action R1325 , Burundian women and girls take part in socio-economic recovery opportunities and benefit from various supports. This is possible thanks to the national program to strengthen the economic capacities of women.

A Guarantee Fund of $380,000 for women

As part of this capacity building program, the Government of Burundi, in collaboration with its partners such as UNDP , WFP, UNFEM, UNFPA, the World Bank - has set up a guarantee fund to facilitate women's access to credit with a view to their empowerment. This fund currently stands at 380,000 US dollars nbsp .

The government of Burundi has in fact set up since 2014, two mechanisms to help the poor rural population in order to enable them to access credit: the Guarantee Fund for the rural world (FG) and Microcredit for the economically poor. assets (MCPEA). This guarantee fund, which mainly targets associative groups, also helps in setting up VSLAs.

Fund managers

This guarantee fund is housed and managed in micro-finance institutions - MFIs such as:

  • CCEEM,
  • WISE,

gender equality

Burundi has a ' National Women's Economic Capacity Building Program' whose objective is to align with objective 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (DDs ) which targets gender equality and the empowerment of women. women and girls.

This program supports women in the areas of:

  • technical,
  • administrative,
  • structural,
  • organizational and logistical
  • access to inputs; and
  • assistance in setting up plans, budgets, proposals for monitoring the implementation and management of the women's economic empowerment process.
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Program approach

The implementation of this empowerment program for women and girls in Burundi carries out the activities of:

  • Implementation and management of the guarantee fund set up in collaboration with various partners,
  • Supervision of village groups/associations for savings and credit known by the acronym of VSLAs in English and using the Nawe Nuze approach of CARE Burundi ; an approach that has been adopted as a framework model in capacity building and financial education, since 2014, by the government of Burundi.
  • Monitoring - evaluation of VSLAs etc.

Mentoring , coaching and supervision are some of the strategies used for successful interventions .