Where There is Health, There is Hope!

Village Health Works is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides quality, compassionate, dignified health care in rural Burundi, East Africa.

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Village Health Works operates in the village of Kigutu in southwestern Burundi, a landlocked nation still recovering from 13 years of civil war (1993-2006). Burundi is a beautiful country, but health statistics are grim and hunger is rampant. In Burundi:

  • 11 million people live in an area the size of Maryland
  • ~ 90% live in rural areas as subsistence farmers
  • 80% live on <$1 a day
  • 63% of children are stunted due to malnutrition  

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