Who We Are

FXB is a non-profit international organization with over 25-years of experience in breaking the cycle of poverty. Its mission is to provide people living in extreme poverty with the tools and support they need to become self-sufficient.

FXB believes in a world where everyone has a chance not just to survive but to thrive

Created in 1989, FXB – Association François-Xavier Bagnoud, is present in 13 countries around the world, with a team of 500 staff. The international NGO positively impacts hundreds of thousands of lives annually through its Community Development (FXBVillage), Health, Education and Protection programs. Over the years, more than 17 million adults and children have benefited from FXB’s presence in their communities.

Recent Posts

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Fighting extreme poverty in Burundi: the way to invest in peace

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, 24 November 2016 – Amidst a difficult political environment, FXB is concerned about the growing food insecurity in Burundi. Convinced that investing in humanity is investing in peace, the international NGO continues to fight extreme poverty in…
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Who Will Act on Behalf of the Rohingya People of Myanmar?

By Arlan Fuller, research associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Over the past three months, the Myanmar military has led a violent campaign targeting…

FXB Videos

Generation Rescue - Video Documentary

Generation Rescue is a documentary that follows four women in Burundi who are on a journey to uplift themselves from poverty. Thanks to receiving food, health, housing resources and business training from their participation in the FXBVillage program.

FXB International

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 15 Million children have lost a parent to AIDS. FXB works with these children’s families and others in need. Watch the one-minute video.

Recent Publications

My son François was passionate about rescuing people. As a helicopter pilot, it was his job – but also his life. When he died, I wanted to keep François’ passion alive by promoting the things that fascinated him, and by rescuing orphans and people around the world from extreme poverty. And so FXB was born, with the ultimate aim to bring about peace and security in the world by focusing on children, youth and women.

– Albina du Boisrouvray, FXB founder and president emerita