Country Profile

Information and Statistics found at unicef.org

“Burundi is ranked 167 out of 177 countries in the 2008 Human Development Index (based on 2005 data), and its infant and maternal mortality rates are among the worst in Africa.”

“Due to Burundi’s civil war, poverty increased from 48 to 67 per cent of the population between 1994 and 2006. Rising food prices (including a 28 per cent increase in 2007-08) affect families’ livelihood and increase vulnerability to repetitive threats such as flooding, droughts, landslides and the impact of climate change.”


  • Total population (2012) – 9,849,600
  • Under-5 mortality rate (2012) – 10.4%
  • Life expectancy at birth (2012) – 53.6 yrs
  • Total adult literacy rate (2008-2012) – 86.9%
  • Estimated number of people living with HIV (2012) – 89,000

VOH Locations:

  • Bujumbura

About VOH Burundi

VOH Burundi opened in 2010 and is located in the nation’s capital, Bujumbura.

The following programs are provided to the children of VOH Burundi:


Daily nutritional needs are met for all of the children through the Feeding Program, which provides a free meal for those in our care.


School fees are provided for the over 85 children in our care. In addition, we offer free tutoring services for those who require extra help.


Any necessary medical attention that the VOH Burundi children need is paid for.


One Children’s home and one Youth home are open and operating.