It costs just £700/$1000 to build a home. Can you help?

12-year-old British girl raises funds to build a pygmy widow's home in Burundi

12-year-old Millie is flying to Burundi at Easter to help build a new home for Suavis, a pgymy widow with three children. The press and BBC picked up on this story and you can listen to the interview below - please click on the grey arrow on the left below.

Building Homes for Widows and Children

During the Civil War in Burundi many villages near the border were attacked frequently. The women fled across to neighbouring Congo. When they returned they discovered their homes had been destroyed and their men slaughtered. These women are the poorest of the poor, with simple mud shack homes which leak and no skills to earn a decent living.

GLO's newest partner, J-Life Burundi works with these widows and orphans, helping them get out of debt and building new homes, like the one pictured here. As well as building homes we provide support to the children and women. We are planning a training centre to help them find good work and lift them out of poverty for good.

You are invited to visit Burundi too - why not bring the family like Millie? Find out more here.

Or you could:
Donate in UK £    or  Donate in US $

Or take part in our fundraiser, Fast or Feast here (UK/Europe) or here (US)

Whatever you decide, you will be helping raise awareness and support for the world's unhappiest nation, one of the poorest and hungriest places in the world.

Will you also help us bring transformation to Burundi?


Every donation, small or large makes a difference to someone in Burundi. The needs in Burundi are great, but your giving will make a huge difference!

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