Gift of 50 Healthcare Cards


Thousands of families in Burundi have little or no access to health care because they cannot afford it. A functioning health system is crucial in ending poverty. On May 18, 2018 we donated healthcare cards to 50 families from Kivumu, Bururi and Burundi. Each card costs $5, and gives access to health care and medicine for the whole year. Please donate and support our health program – with your help, we can do so much more!

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2nd Phase Harvest: Buterere Community


It’s our second harvest at our Buterere Community Garden, despite the devastating heavy rain which hit Buterere on April 28th, 2018. Our sponsored families were able to harvest 2.5 tonnes of rice. 60% of the crops will be sold, 20% will be kept by the families for their own use, and 20% of the seeds from the crops will be retained for the next cycle of families. The garden has made an enormous difference in the lives of our participants. Continue reading “2nd Phase Harvest: Buterere Community”

Gift of 50 Healthcare Cards


With no system in place to help the less fortunate in Burundi, on international Women’s Day, March 8th, 2018, we donated 50 healthcare cards to 50 women in Busoro, Burundi, empowering them to get regular checkups and affordable medicine. These donations are making a large impact in the lives of these families. How will you help change someone’s life? We invite you to contribute to our next Healthcare project and donate.

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Gift of 10 Goats


On March 4, we donated 10 goats to 10 families in Kivumu, Burundi. Goats are very productive and they cost only $50 each. Each goat can be bred twice per year and produce two to three offspring each time. The families can now feed themselves, fertilise their crops, and earn a modest income. Thank you to our sponsors who have made this possible! We invite you to contribute to our next goat project.

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Buterere Community Garden Phase 2


The Buterere Community Garden supports 70 families per year in two growing phases. We began the 2nd phase of rice planting in December 2017.  This is an ongoing and sustainable program made possible by our generous sponsors.  Our self-sufficiency model is designed so that the participants will pass training and a portion of the crop seeds on to the next cycle of families.The garden has made an enormous difference in the lives of our our participants Continue reading “Buterere Community Garden Phase 2”

Christmas Donation December 2017


The Camp of Gitaza host 186 families. It was put in place two years ago after the flooding that destroyed their houses.On Dec 16th, 2017, Wingof hope for Africa, together with Shemeza music Ministries and other organizations, gave a ray of hope to families in the community of Gitaza in Burundi. Basic needs of life were donated, including food, rice, beans and clothing.Thank you to all who donated to our 30 Days of Giving Hope campaign and made this event possible.

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Serving at The Mustard Seed December 2017


It was so great to spend time at The Mustard Seed’s southeast location on Saturday Dec 16th. Seven of us served dinner to Calgary’s less fortunate. We ended up serving about 250 people! Nearly two months earlier, we donated $10,000 to The Mustard Seed so this charity could further provide basic needs like food and clothing. We’re so glad to make a difference in the lives of those facing poverty and/or homelessness.

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Learning Centre – November 2017


Our learning centre in Kigali, Rwanda is doing great! Families come to this centre to learn how to sew. They’re able to sell any sewn items they’ve made at the market so they can earn an income. Families have found hope in this centre because they’ve been able to take the knowledge outside and find a job, or use it to create their own small business with our help. Thank you dear supporters for making our mission possible with your contributions!

Mustard Seed Donation Cheque

Making a difference in Calgary – October 2017


On Saturday, Oct 21 2017 We donated $10,000 to The mustard Seed Calgary,the gift will provide basic needs like food and clothing to those experiencing poverty and homelessness in Calgary. While taking a tour of the wellness centre and homeless shelter, we were touched and inspired by the great work that Mustard Seed is doing. Our donation is part of our Canadian program to help others here at home. Continue reading “Making a difference in Calgary – October 2017”

Health Care cards Gift – October 2017


With the support of our generous sponsors, on October 27th 2017,we were able to provide to 50 needy families of Buterere,Burundi with health care cards so that they can have regular checkups with the doctor, and that they can afford to buy the necessary medicine for their family at a significantly reduced cost. Preventative care is important to us at Wings of Hope for Africa.Click here to view the video slideshow of our Heath care Cards donation.

3rd Phase Harvest Kivumu Garden – October 2017


It’s Harvest Time! Our long awaited Wheat harvest at the Kivumu Community Garden has started. end of September, our sponsored families are busy harvesting Wheat .60% of crops will be sold, 20% will be kept by the families for own use, 20% of seeds from crops retained for the next families.The garden has made an enormous difference in the lives of our participants, the harvest will enable them to eat regular meals and have enough left over to supply a small Business . Continue reading “3rd Phase Harvest Kivumu Garden – October 2017”

6th Back to School Donation- September 2017


On September 8th 2017, we held our 6th Back to School event. With the help of your donations, we supplied notebooks, uniforms, shoes, backpacks, and writing supplies to a hundred children (fifty from Kivumu and fifty from Buterere). Some of these children have never worn shoes, or owned a backpack before. We firmly believe that education and sponsorship are important tools in breaking the cycle of poverty in Burundi.
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Sixth Anniversary – Wood’s Home Donation – September 2017


Wings of Hope for Africa is proud to be celebrating its sixth anniversary on September 9th!
We brought help,hope,and dignity to hundreds of families,children, and refugees in Burundi and even here at home in Calgary.THANK YOU to our sponsors and volunteers for making all of this possible . In honour of our special day, we donated $5,000 to Wood’s Homes Foundation to bring hope to children in need here in Calgary.
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Gift of Bicycle – July 2017


Twelve families are so grateful to receive a wonderful gift of bicycles! Wings of Hope for Africa was able to deliver 12 bicycles to families in need of Buterere, Burundi. Families will be able to earn a monthly income of $30 to $50. The families will use the bicycles as transportation to get from one village to the next. Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Calgary for supporting our noble cause.

Income Generation in Busoro, Burundi – July 2017


Wings of Hope for Africa gives a big thank you to those who sponsored six new families in the village of Busoro, Burundi. Our team gave them each a 25 kg bag of rice, beans, and flour, plus oil. Families can sell these supplies at the market and earn an income. Wings of Hope for Africa supports income generation as a way to get families thriving. Part of our aim is to encourage women to get into business. Many families still need to be supported. Continue reading “Income Generation in Busoro, Burundi – July 2017”

Kivumu Community Garden, Phase 3 – July 2017


Thirty-five newly sponsored families have planted the third phase of the Kivumu Community Garden. This season, they planted 100 kg of wheat grain. Our community model is building self-sustainability so these families can have an income. And they’re developing great teamwork skills too! We’ve had much success with our garden in the community of Kivumu.
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Kivumu Garden – 2nd Nutrition Session – June 2017


Our Sponsored families They are learning through Wings of Hope for Africa how important it is to eat nutritious whole foods. Trained nutritionist recently showed them lots of colour on the table. A diet rich in deep reds and greens is great for the body. Fish, including a fresh favourite known as mukeke, is a great boost for the brain. It’s a smart way to add omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin D. Potatoes, so rich in vitamin C, are among the most popular veggies grown at the garden.
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Buterere Community Harvest – June 2017


It’s Harvest Time! Our long awaited harvest at the Buterere Community Garden is complete. Our sponsored families harvested 2 tonnes of rice.60% of crops will be sold, 20% will be kept by the families for own use, 20% of seeds from crops retained for the next families.The garden has made an enormous difference in the lives of our participants. The harvest will enable them to eat regular meals and have enough left over to supply a small business.
Thank you so much to our sponsor who made this possible! Click HERE to view a video slideshow of the Buterere Community Harvest.

Child Sponsorship for Junior – May 2017


Child sponsorship empowers children, their families and communities to help break the cycle of poverty. When you sponsor a child you provide access to basic necessities such as food,education and health care. Child Sponsorship is available to help children in Burundi. You can experience the joy of changing a child’s life today. Click HERE to view a video slideshow of the Child Sponsorship.

Learning Centre at Kigali, Rwanda – May 2017


We are expanding to Kigali, the capital and largest city of Rwanda. The project is a learning centre located in the district of Muhima, where Wings of Hope for Africa’s team will teach participants basic literacy skills. It will also run courses on small business and self-sufficiency. We acquired five sewing machines and other necessary materials. Other courses will be developed that may best support future employment. Families will pass their knowledge every three months onto the next participating families.
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Emergency Relief -Easter Donation April 2017


Severe droughts, coupled with insect pests, are causing fields to be parched in Bubanza province located in northwestern Burundi.As of late April, millions of Burundians continue to suffer from hunger and this long famine continues to take people’s lives.On Easter Weekend, April 15, Wings of Hope for Africa together with Shemeza Music Ministries and other Organizations instilled a ray of hope to families in the community of Kagwema.Click HERE to view a video slideshow of Emergency Relief Easter Donation.

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Kivumu Community Gardend - Buterere - Burundi - Harvest

Kivumu Community Garden – Phase 2 Harvest – March 2017


Our long awaited second harvest at the Kivumu Community Garden is complete.  In March 2017, our sponsored families harvested an incredible 6 tonnes – that’s 6,000 kilograms – from our 1 hectare plot in the hills near the village of Kivumu.  They also harvested 100 kg of peas, and 50 kg of onions. Click HERE to view a video slideshow of the Kivumu harvest.

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Medical Care Assistance March 2017


Venant Kabahoze, from Buterere, was suffering from a broken leg and needed surgery to insert pins, but couldn’t afford to pay for the procedure. We stepped in and paid for his medical bills. Thank you to our sponsors who made this possible. Please consider supporting our healthcare program – it’s one of our core projects, and makes a huge difference in the lives of families.

Donation of 35 Goats to Families in Kivumu – February 2017


We donated 35 goats to 35 families in Kivumu, Burundi. Goats are very productive, cost only $50 each, and each goat can be bred twice per year to produce 2-3 offspring each time. The families can now feed themselves, fertilize their crops, and earn a modest income. Thank you for your support

Buterere Community Garden

Buterere Community Garden – January 2017


The garden at Buterere is now fully planted and growing! This new project is located on a one hectare (2.47 acres) parcel of land, in the Buterere neighborhood of Burundi’s capital city Bujumbura. The preparation for crops is now complete, our donations of tools and seeds are distributed, and the garden is ready to support 70 families per year. Click HERE to view a video slideshow of planting rice in our Buterere Community Garden.

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Carama Camp Donation – December 2016


Just before the holidays, we delivered donations of food, clothing, and supplies to refugees at Carama Camp, near Bujumbura, Burundi. This site hosts 242 families and about 218 children under 10 years old.  Most from them fled their homes in the Burundian unrest. Thank you for your support.

 

Wings of Hope for Africa - 5th Back to School Event

5th Back to School (2016)


With the help of your donations, we supplied notebooks, uniforms, shoes, backpacks, and writing supplies to 50 to children and teens in Kivumu, Bururi. Some of these children have never worn shoes, or owned a backpack before.  They can now attend school – a factor that will help them break the cycle of poverty.

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2015 Potato Project – Sustainable Agriculture Development


In this 2015 project, Wings of Hope for Africa helped to plant 500 kg of potatoes, and harvested almost 3 tons!!! Because of this, were able to help 35 families in need. With the support of our sponsors, this project helped families in need by providing: land, seeds, chemical fertilizers & planting materials to generate income through agriculture activities.

Thanks for the hard work to everyone who participated!

Distribution of health cards, Wings of Hope for Africa, January 2016

Donation of Health Care Cards to 51 Families


Wings of Hope for Africa is bringing Health to the families of Buterere, Burundi. On December 23, 2015, with the support of our generous sponsors we were able to provide 51 vulnerable families with health care cards. These allow recipients to have regular checkups with the doctor and buy necessary medicine at a significantly reduced cost. We thank our sponsors for their compassion and wish you all the best in the New Year.

Gift of Rice & Beans to 10 New Sponsored Families


On October 1st 2015, the Wings of Hope for Africa team Burundi visited the village of Buterere, Burundi. 25kg bags of rice and beans were donated to 10 new sponsored families. The families can now sell these goods at the market and sustain themselves.

A BIG Thank You to our donors who make this project possible for the needy families of Buterere, Burundi.

 

Wings of Hope for Africa “Back to School” program, 2015 - supporting education in Buterere, Burundi

4th Back to School (2015)


The upcoming school year is September 2015 to July 2016. Orphans and needy children received school supplies e.g. notebooks, pencils, rulers, uniforms. The children will be able to go to school and learn valuable life skills. Thank you to W.H.A. Supporters and all volunteers who made this year’s project possible.

Our brick making program runs from July to September each year, with the participants creating traditional bricks and selling them at the market to create income.

The Bricks Project


Participants make the bricks and then sell them at the market, which allows them to make a steady income. About 20 families have been helped in the last couple of years. The families are learning to co-operate with each other and are building relationships within the community.  With our gender empowerment W.H.A. encourages women to support men in brickfield.

Gift of Livestock October 2014


Contributions from our Fundraiser on October 4th, 2014 helped fund the purchase of 28 goats for the needy families of Buterere, Burundi. They can now nourish their families, fertilize their crops, and earn a modest income. Goats are very productive. Each goat can be bred twice per year and will produce 2-3 offspring each time. Therefore, the benefit of one goat quickly multiplies.

Gifts of Goats to Sponsored Families


On Jan 12th 2013 we provided 7 goats to families in Buterere, Burundi. These families can now nourish themselves, fertilize their crops, and earn a modest income. Goats are very productive.Each goat can be bred twice per year and will produce 2-3 offspring each time. Therefore, the benefit of one goat quickly multiplies. A $50 donation is enough to purchase one goat.

In 2013, Wings of Hope for Africa launched the Community Garden – an agricultural project supporting dozens of families Buterere, Burundi.

Sustainable Agriculture Project


W.H.A. provides seeds, fertilizers, and planting materials to help families generate income. Our Community Garden is a project supporting dozens of families and the village in which they live within Buterere. Over a two-year period, it’s helped about 30 families to grow food. The country’s economy is predominantly agricultural, which is why Wings of Hope for Africa saw this project as a critical need in the community.

Buterere Flood Victims Emergency Response


On February 9, 2014, flooding occurred in the north of Bujumbura with 60 dead, 81 wounded, and 400 houses destroyed. The city of Buterere, where our organization and fundraising efforts mainly occur was also affected. On March 8th, W.H.A sponsored “THE SOUND OF HOPE” event. Donations of food, clothing, kitchen material, and shoes were given to families affected by the flood.

3rd Back to School (2014)


We supported 50 children with school supplies of uniforms, shoes, bags, notebooks and others (pens, rulers). The handing out of the school supplies was facilitated by two of our Wings of Hope for Africa members from Canada who were visiting the Burundian communities in August. Education is a powerful tool that is able to provide opportunities and open doors for individuals who have access to it. We are grateful to our sponsor who donate and enable us to work towards opening as many doors as possible through our various initiatives that are geared towards education.

Wings of Hope for Africa distributes mosquito netting as a part of an anti-malaria education project

Anti-malaria Mosquito Net Donations


Wings of Hope for Africa fights against malaria by donating mosquito netting. These bed nets are big enough to shelter families of five children and their parents, they are locally made, last up to five years and will stop malaria in its tracks. We are providing bed nets, implementation and training on how to use them to save many of families in Africa.

Community Development Donations June 2013


On June 22th 2013, W.H.A Team Burundi visited the village of Buterere. 50kg bags of rice, beans, and flour were donated to 20 new sponsored families. A big THANK YOU to all donors in Edmonton, AB, who donated and made this project possible.

Donations of Goats to Widows


On July 28th 2013, W.H.A. provided goats to widows in the community Buterere, Burundi so they can feed their families, fertilize their crops, and earn a modest income. Goats are very productive.Each goat can be bred twice per year and will produce 2-3 offspring each time. Therefore, the benefit of one goat quickly multiplies. Thanks for the generosity of Edmonton sponsors who made a big difference in the lives of these families.

Christmas Donations 2013


Proceeds from our October 4th, 2013 Raffle event supported 15 families at Christmas Day with: 50kg bags of rice, beans, soft drinks, & flour. A Big Thank you to all our supporters who purchased the raffle Tickets and donated at our 5th fundraising and made this possible!

2nd Back to School (2013)


Wings of Hope for Africa’s 2nd back to school project. We made it possible for children to attend school by providing them with supplies – books, uniforms, writing tools, and other supplies. We began our Back to School program in 2012, and so far have helped over 200 children attend school. Since 2012, an estimated $6,000 has been raised, all from private donations.

A million thanks, dear supporters!

Wings of Hope for Africa Community Garden Project: education and strengthening of traditional methods for self-sufficiency through agriculture

Community Garden Project 2013


W.H.A sponsored a Community Garden project to cultivate rice. Here is the harvest and the happy participants, now able to sustain themselves. This project is supporting dozens of families and the village in which they live within Buterere. We are hoping to grow the project by purchasing a permanent site for the garden.

Our individual family sponsorships focus on providing immediate relief. We donate grain, beans, rice, and other basics, where the food can be consumed and surplus sold at the market to generate income.

Income Generating Activities 2013


Rices, beans, flour, and green bananas were donated to 9 sponsored families, which they can gradually sell at the market to sustain themselves. W.H.A is focused on developing economic sustainability and growth leading to reduced poverty and increasing quality of life.

Gift of Healthcare Cards


W.H.A. is bringing health to more families in Buterere! With the support of our generous sponsors, on December 19th 2013, we were able to provide needy families with health care cards so that can have regular checkups with the doctor, and that they can afford to buy the necessary medicine for their family at a significantly reduced cost. Preventative care is important to us at W.H.A. Thank you to all our supporters for your compassion to needy families of Buterere, Burundi.

Gifts of Soap and Mattresses


W.H.A provides soap to children in need. Soap stops the spread of diseases and keeps children healthy. Proper hygiene – including hand-washing – can stop the spread of diseases like cholera in the poor community like Buterere, and other areas with poor sanitation. We also gave the gift of restful sweet dreams by providing children with mattresses.

Donations of 11 Goats to Sponsored Families


Distribution of goats to families in Buterere, Burundi. Our individual family sponsorships focus on providing immediate relief. With the help of our sponsors, we donate grain, beans, rice, and other basics, where the food can be consumed and surplus sold at the market to generate income. We also donate livestock, such as goats, which provide milk and nourishment, and are bred among participating families to multiply and sustain the benefit.

Children Receive Soap - Wings of Hope for Africa. donations from sponsors just like you.

Gift of Soap Project


A bar of soap can save life by preventing the spread of disease – Something so simple can be the difference between life and death in Buterere. Proper hygiene, including hand-washing, can stop the spread of diseases like cholera in areas with poor sanitation. Give a gift of soap to needy children and save lives.

Gift of Bicycle December 2012


We donated a bicycle to a family living in poverty in Buterere, Burundi, to give them a chance to move independently, enabling them to live better and more productive. The bicycle cost only $100. We support vulnerable families by developing education and co-operative projects to generate income, foster community building, and strengthen traditional methods of self-sufficiency through agriculture, or small business activities.