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.

Anne Hutchinson, the new African Great Lakes Initiatives (AGLI) fundraiser, visited Friends Women’s Association (FWA)

Anne Hutchinson, the new African Great Lakes Initiatives (AGLI) fundraiser, visited Friends Women’s Association (FWA) to learn more about FWA programs on the ground.During the month of October 2017, the activities done were about READY, RSS, CHIVPP and IWRH projects. As part of the READY project, different services were offered in the following logic: 28 teenagers from the target group, including 19 female and 9 Read More →

Segal Family Foundation Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson

  On September 16-18, 2017, Pastor NTAHUBA Parfaite, the national coordinator of Friends Women’s Association, attended the Segal Family Foundation Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, 2 Exchange, Jersey City, New Jersey in the United States. Then, the coordinator of Friends Women’s Association stayed in the US for a five-week speaking tours. Find out more in this report FWA September 2017 Report

The sunrise of hope for women in the poorest slum in Bujumbura

Burundi is an African landlocked independent state which borders Rwanda, Tanzania, and Congo, thus forming part of the Central African region. The capital city is Bujumbura. In history Burundi has been devastated by many years of civil conflict and wars following its independence in 1962. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. The number of people below the poverty line almost doubled Read More →

All Friends women association’s reports in 2017

FWA August 2017 Report During the month of August 2017, the activities done were about READY, RSS, CHIVPP and IWRH projects, On August 15th, 2017, there was FWA General Assembly Meeting in Kibimba During this month of August 2017, medical follow up, nutritional support and home visits were done for our HIV positive people. One discussion group was also done on August 29th, 2017. Download Read More →

FWA celebrates the Women Day by launching a new program

The Friends Women’s Association  celebrated the International Women Day this March 8TH  at Ntaseka clinic center in Kamenge. It was an opportunity to launch a new program called “Improving women reproductive health” and to showcase how FWA works everyday through testimonies, office tour and games. Opening the ceremonies, the Coordinator of FWA in her speech, she congratulated the women in Kamenge for their involvement and Read More →