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.

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

Maternity Ward: A new project to extend services in Kamenge and its surroundings- Sep 2018 Report

The section 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. FWA has initiated this new project to extend its services in Kamenge and its surroundings. In the month of September Read More →

Nutritional support, Medical follow up and home visits for HIV people, August Report

During this month of August 2018, medical follow up and home visits were done for our HIVpositive people.Through Red Cross Burundi, The World Food Program has started to provide nutritional support to our HIV positive beneficiaries. Download the Report of activities done in August

Trauma healing workshops for Gender Based Violence survivors

In these two trauma healing workshops, there were 20 women from Kamenge in each workshop, The vast majority of these women were women who were abandoned by their husbands and started prostitution just for their daily survival. Learn more by downloading this Report

FWA has initiated a project to extend its services in Kamenge and its surroundings. July Report

FWA has initiated this new project to extend its services in Kamenge and its surroundings. In the month of July 2018, there was site implementation only. The funds used were raised through Global Giving. Find here the report of activities for July 2018

Bertha Small the clerk of the Peace Committee at the Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) visited FWA, June Report

Bertha Small, a medical doctor and the clerk of the Peace Committee at the Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) visited FWA to see the work we are doing on the ground. Learn more by downloading the June Report of activities