About Fwa

Friends Women’s Association, FWA, a grass-roots organization in Burundi, addresses the needs of women in conflict, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and sexual violence. The FWA health care clinic focuses on treating both physical and psycho-social needs

What we do

Our services: •Free or low cost medical exams to women andtheir families •Primary and preventative care •Laboratory testing •HIV testing and counseling, •Psychological counseling •Home visits and micro-finance services •Community trauma and reconciliation workshops

Our beliefs

We believe:We believe health is a human right. We alsobelieve that when this right is truly respected,there is hope for long-term sustainable peacein Burundi.We focus on the whole well-being of ourpatients and our community, treating both theirbodily needs and facilitating a process ofhealing from violence and trauma.

Recent Stories

Catch up on the latest from our blog.

Testimony: the work done during the month of February 2019.

During this month of February 2019, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people. On February 20, 2019, there was a meeting with some of our HIV positive people beneficiaries. The main topics were Observance and socio-economic empowerment. This is a testimony shared by one of FWA’S beneficiaries. “My name is Ndizeye Zamda. I got married when I was only Read More →

Friends Women’s Association: January 2019 Report.

The document below summarizes the work done during the month of September 2018. During this month of August 2018, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people. Through Red Cross Burundi, nutritional support is provided to our HIV positive beneficiaries. Download the whole Report

The work done during the month of December 2018

On December 18, 2018 a team of three people from Quaker Service Norway (Roger Cassidy, Anne Britt Stromnes and Emilie Hognestad Sennels) visited FWA. The objective was to introduce Anne Britt Stromnes, the new QSN coordinator who will be replacing Kristine Hovland for 18 months. The following day on December 19, 2018, we went in the countryside with the team to visit FWA GBV trained Read More →

Friends Women’s Association: November 2018 Report.

On November 4-8, 2018, Grace HORANIMANA attended the AVP gathering in Uganda. On November 12-15, Ntahuba Parfaite, the national coordinator of FWA, attended a workshop on the best practices of UCP. This workshop was organized by Nonviolent Peaceforce at Brackenhurst, outside Nairobi, Kenya. Read the Full report here:

Friends Women’s Association: October 2018 Report.

NTAHUBA Parfaite, the national coordinator of Friends Women’s Association, attended the Segal Family Foundation 2018 Annual General Meeting on October 4-6, 2018 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi. Get the summary of the October activities by downloading this report: FWA October 2018 Narrative Report

Retreat: Action on Gender Based Violence(AGBV) Project Community Facilitators

On the 30th July-1st August 2018, Friends Women Association organized a three-day retreat for the AGBV project community facilitators. As per the objectives, the retreat was an opportunity for the AGBV project facilitators to share their own stories and challenges they are facing during their work in the community. Learn more by downloading this report: FWA QSN July 2018 Report