Focus: Teaching the gospel through sports ministry, and equipping the vulnerable to break the cycle of poverty through small businesses.
Together for Development Birashoboka releases potential within vulnerable individuals and communities. Birashoboka means “It is possible.”
Who we work with: the most vulnerable members of the community in areas where people are at risk (for example, in port communities where the population is transient): men and women suffering from HIV, prostitutes, orphans, widows and the very poor, including children and young people.
What we offer: Together for Development provides an injection of hope when all hope has gone. We provide training so that vulnerable people can develop a skill to earn a living and we share the love of God with them so that they realise they are precious and loved, even though their lives have been incredibly tough.
Together for Development believes in teaching beneficiaries to love, obey and know God in order to bring all generations together so they can develop their communities and know life in all its fullness.
Our projects include:
Sewing training schools offering a six-month programme. At the end of the course, Together for Development helps the graduates to get together in groups to start a small sewing cooperative.
Reaching prostitutes Based in the south of the country, this project provides a way out for the many women here caught up in prostitution.
HIV AIDS project offering training and support for men and women so that they can look after themselves and care for their families. Together for Development helps the sufferers to create a loan cooperative and provides a shared piece of land for growing vegetables to sell, to provide an income.
Football matches reach children and young people, helping them enjoy the sport, develop their talent and learn positive Christian values.
Working with refugee single mothers living in Ruhororo Refugee camp in the North of Burundi