Our Purpose ...
our purpose is to empower and equip strategic leaders and ministries to transform Burundi and beyond.
reflect those modelled by Christ in the Gospels: respect, passion, integrity, humility, wisdom and justice. We seek to apply the highest professional standards to our work.
We identify, equip and empower the best local leaders of passion, integrity, gifting and vision for the transformation of the nation across multiple strategic fields of operation. GLO has identified a network of exceptional Christian leaders in Burundi representing ten projects. We help these partners to develop their own support networks, enabling them to build their increasing self-sufficiency. The results are exciting and encouraging despite Burundi's many challenges.
GLO has an office 'on the ground' in Bujumbura in Burundi, managed by Onesphore Manirakiza, a trained lawyer. GLO is therefore able to manage locally and with integrity the distribution of gifts. GLO has rigorous financial and banking procedures and policies so that your giving is secure. We work hard to avoid excessive administrative costs so that the maximum amount of funds can go to our exceptional local partners.
Simon Guillebaud felt called to Burundi during the Civil War in 1999. Simon recognised the potential for strategic co-operation with local partners and founded GLO in 2003.
You can find out more about Simon's story by reading our prayer letter archive here.