Evaluation of the Nawe Nuze community-based approach for the promotion of children’s rights in Burundi

The IBCR is providing expertise to the UNICEF Burundi office in a study on the impact of an approach organised around community groups on orphaned or vulnerable children.

In Burundi, the Nawe Nuze initiative is based on the creation of village associations that encourage people to save together and then borrow from each other. The principal activities of these associations are managed by the beneficiaries who are in precarious situations, allowing them to have access to capital investment and even, in some cases, to own small businesses. This community economy also seems to have a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children, which is the reason for the study initiated by UNICEF in Burundi.

IBCR is engaged alongside the local UNICEF office in this project to assess the impact of the Nawe Nuze approach as a generator of income and social activities for orphans and vulnerable children.

The results of this study should validate the hypothesis that a solidarity group that promotes social development such as Nawe Nuze, represents a valid approach to support the promotion of children’s rights and the community’s care of their basic needs.


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Photo credit: CARE Burundi, 2016, in one phase of the Nawe Nuze project.