Our Vision ...

is Burundi transformed in Jesus' name.

Our Purpose ...

our purpose is to empower and equip strategic leaders and ministries to transform Burundi and beyond.

Our Values ... 

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.

How we work

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, where Simon Guillebaud is based, working closely with Scripture Union there. GLO is therefore able to manage locally 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.

Our People...


GLO International:

Simon Guillebaud is International Director for GLO and resides in Burundi whilst also operating on an international level in terms of preaching, networking and raising support.

GLO Burundi:

Onesphore Manirakiza, a trained lawyer and President of Harvest Initiatives in Burundi, manages the network of local leaders supported by GLO.


  • Len Esterhuizen
  • Lena Israel
  • Sally McIver


  • Tiff Holdgate - Treasurer
  • David Terry - Director of Development

GLO UK Board:

  • Rob Sturgess-Durden
  • Justin Hill
  • Gavin Howard 
  • Charlotte Hutchinson
  • Mark Hopper
  • Paul Smith - Chair
  • Steve White

GLO USA Board:

  • Russ Bennett
  • Annette Binney - Chair
  • Eliza Binney - Secretary
  • Leslie Burton
  • Doug Hinson
  • Olivia McGraw
  • Dan McNeill
  • Mason Moise
  • Kurtz Smith
  • Dave Soutter

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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