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.

FWA Report May 2020

On May 11-15, 2020, under the support of Segal Family Foundation (SFF), seven of FWA staff involved in the self-help (SHG) approach benefited a training for a better monitoring and evaluation of the SHGs. Facilitators were from BIRATURABA.

The work done by FWA during the month of March 2020

On March 9, 2020, FWA joined the world to celebrate the Women’s International Day. In the area of women’s socio-economic empowerment, at the end of February 2020, FWA had a total of 78 self-help groups for a total of 1788 women. Members of the SHGs saved some money together to rejoice together for the step already achieved. Firstly, there was a gathering at Ntaseka Clinic, Read More →

Fwa Narrative Report February 2019

On February 23-29, 2020 Horanimana Grace and Misago Gisele, two of FWA trauma healing facilitators attended HROC advanced training at HROC Musanze center in Rwanda. Family Health International (FHI) has organized capacity building on target and index screening for Ntaseka clinic staff  Get the whole report here

FWA January 2020 narrative report

Caring for HIV Positive People (CHIVPP) During this month of January 2020, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIV positive people.  Maternity Ward Building FWA members have organized themselves to complete the walls of the second story. The pictures below show the progress of our building project. Get the whole report here

FWA Narrative Report: December 2019

159 cases were consulted by our medical doctors, including 58 adults (27 women and 31 men), 21 children (13 girls and 8 boys), 69 HIV positive people and 11 pregnant women for ultrasound. The nurse received 270 patients including 187 adults and 83 children. December 10-13, 2019 was a mother-child week. Ntaseka clinic was one of the vaccination centers as usual. We had a total Read More →

Fwa Narrative Report :November 2019

Under the support of Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), a delegation of five people from Quaker Peace Network (QPN) Burundi joined Mel Duncan (Cofounder of NP) for a field exposure in South Sudan from October 29th, 2019 to November 10th, 2019. The purpose was to learn how Unarmed Civilian Protection skills are used on the ground. The result was that we came up with a proposal for Read More →