Help us to bring lasting transformation to many precious lives in Burundi
GLO identifies, equips and empowers the best local leaders of passion, integrity, gifting and vision for the transformation of Burundi, bottom-up and top-down.
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Yesterday we got to meet with Macaire – this story is as good as it gets! When he was 12-years-old, he contracted polio. He was taken to several hospitals but his legs shrivelled up and he was left disabled. Language can be harsh sometimes. There are different cases in Kirundi. The ‘people’ class begins with ‘umu’, so ‘umuzungu’ is a white person, ‘umugore’ is a woman, ‘umusore’ is a young man, etc. The ‘thing’ class begins with ‘iki’, indeed ‘ikintu’
By donating to GLO each month as a GLO Ambassador, your support will enable and maintain a host of life-saving and community-transforming initiatives in Burundi.
A little goes a long way, and GLO has stringent policies in place to ensure financial integrity and accountability, so you can be assured that your seeds of provision will keep on sprouting hope and opportunity for many.
Simon Guillebaud MBE is GLO’s International Director. He had a very clear call to Burundi in 1999, when it was regarded as the most dangerous country on earth. He set up GLO with the vision to transform Burundi and beyond through holistic mission, working with gifted local leaders of integrity.
Simon is a gifted communicator. As a speaker, he loves to encourage and challenge ‘the troops’ in churches and conference events. He is the author of several books including the bestselling devotional ‘Choose Life‘. Simon posts regular blog articles and has recently launched a podcast.
GLO’s work in Burundi is capably led by Onesphore Manirakiza. In many ways, his character epitomises GLO’s DNA: passionate and hard-working, compassionate and faithful. A trained lawyer and passionate leader, he felt called to serve the people of his nation, founding Harvest Initiatives, and Antioch Africa, he now heads up GLO in Burundi. He is a respected community leader, speaker and author.
If you’re looking for inspiration to raise funds for GLO, our new themed challenge is called 'Uphill Struggle'. By attempting something that isn’t easy for you, you’ll not only be raising vital funds that will transform many lives but will be standing in solidarity with Burundians, identifying with their daily struggle.