Igniting Communities for Jesus (formerly J-Life) reaches out to some of the most remote and vulnerable communities across Northern Burundi. During the civil war, rebels camped out in the forests in these areas and carried out frequent raids. Many were tragically killed and today there is a significant number of maimed adults, orphans and widows struggling to rebuild their lives.
Working with local leaders, ICJ provides holistic support to individuals and communities. Actions include constructing permanent, secure brick homes to replace leaky mud huts, making frequent supportive visits, leading transformative bible studies, providing training centres, distributing reusable sanitary towels, teaching literacy, numeracy and farming skills and helping initiate microenterprises.
ICJ work with hundreds of widows and orphans across Bubanza, Muramvya and Cibitoke provinces.