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.

Friends Women’s Association Newsletter: 001

Dear Friends We welcome you all to our newsletter. Each three month we will bring to you stories and updates on how the Kamenge community is evolving through the work of Friends Women’s Association(FWA). FWA is a Women led organization founded in 2002 it was in a conflict and post conflict environment.Providing comprehensive, community-based health care to women and their families in slums like Kamenge Read More →

The Burundian Alliance against HIV/AIDS Project: December 2017- Report

FWA has partnered with the Burundian Alliance Against HIV/AIDS in educating young people on sexual and reproductive health. This project is called “Strengthening the community response to HIV and TB”. In the month of December 2017, a total of 24 discussion groups was achieved. We had a total of 480 participants, and all of them were men. Out of 480 men, 276 did HIV voluntary Read More →

Dialogue Exchange program at the Silver Springs Hotel , Kenya. November 2017- Report

This section summarizes the work done by FWA during the month of November 2017. On November 2nd, 2017, NTAHUBA Parfaite (Friends Women’s Association Coordinator) attended a workshop organized by Segal Family Foundation in partnership with an organization called “Edge”. It was held at Highland Suites Hotel in Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda. The topic was: on-boarding and managing new talent for success after recruitment. On November 26-29, Read More →

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 →