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The Children Of Burundi Project

Burundi is the third poorest country in the world. My name is Ben, and in January of 2018 I accepted a volunteer opportunity to teach children at a school in this country.

Words cannot describe the conditions that many people here live in. Everyday, on my 15 minute walk to school, I pass by starving children, no older than 5 years old, begging for money. Everyday, I see mothers working brutal, unsafe labour jobs with an infant child strapped to their back. Everyday, I see people walking 10+ km to get to a job that pays them pennies a day (literally). Everyday, I see heavily armed miltary troops patrolling the city, to intimidate the people and keep them scared. Everyday, people here suffer.

During my stay, I want to maximize the potential impact I can have on the people here, however small it can be. Donations will be used to:
- buy street children meals and blankets
- buy bikes for the workers at the school
- Donations to the Burundi English School (school supplies, tools, construction of a new future building etc)
- Random acts of kindness where needs arise

NONE of the money donated will be used for the volunteers here or personal use. This money is going only to the people who need it most.  

I have had an overwhelming amount of support so far on this trip. I understand that many people do not have the means to go to an exotic country and volunteer. But that doesnt mean you can't help make a difference. Canadian and American dollars go very far here. Please consider donating to this fund. I plan to thouroughly document the allocation of the funds on my Facebook Page. 

You should never see the ribcage on a child.


  • Maria Gomez
    • $5 
    • 5 yrs


Ben Hobden
Edmonton, AB

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