You are the fourth poorest nation in the world.
USAID says, “In general, Burundi is perceived as among the 25 most corrupt countries in the world.
Petty corruption is widespread, with informal payments required to obtain most services, permits, or licenses.”
And we FEEL that corruption every.single.day.
According to the International Monetary Fund approximately 80% of Burundians live in poverty and
according to the World Food Programme, 57% of children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition.
Your coffee is so good! 93% of your export revenues come from selling coffee.
According to a study done in 178 countries, your people have the lowest life satisfaction in the world.
As a result of poverty you are almost entirely dependent on foreign aid.
The life expectancy of your people is 58.78 years.
Only one in two of your children go to school, and approximately one in 15 adults has HIV/AIDS.
Food, medicine, and electricity remain in short supply.
Less than 2% of the population has electricity in its homes.
Despite it all… there’s just something about you.
Something very, very beautiful.
With faith, honesty and love you will find your way back.
Trust me, beautiful Burundi, you will.
Do it for your children.