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.

Reports:The work done by during the month of May 2019.

On May 14-24, under the leadership of FWA, QPN Burundi organized a ten-day workshop on Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (UCP). The venue was Kinindo training center (Mission Suedoise). We had a total of 20 participants, including 10 men and 10 women from 9 different Quaker organizations: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Evangelical Friends Church (EFC), Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services (THARS), FWA, Read More →

Reports:The work done by during the month of March-April 2019.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM AND CAPACITY BUILDING On April 7-8, three people from FWA (the legal representative, the national coordinator and one nurse) attended a workshop organized by Quaker Service Norway (QSN). The main purpose was to improve our way of reporting. The facilitators were Jon-Magne Jonassen and Anne Britt Strømnes from QSN. Find the whole Report here http://www.fwaburundi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/TRAINING-REPORT-FWA.pdf http://www.fwaburundi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FWA-AGBV-Project-Evaluation-Report.Final-Version-3.pdf http://www.fwaburundi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FWA-APRIL-2019-NARRATIVE-REPORT-final.doc

Interviewing Friends Women Association’s Ntaseka Clinic HIV Beneficiaries

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 →