Catherine and François in Burundi, hope for Janvier and his children

After a week in Rwanda, we are in Burundi. With the FXB employees, we’re visiting families who are in extreme precariousness at the very beginning of the FXB project, named Buterere IV, which started only a month ago, in the spring of 2017. The people enrolled in this project FXBVillage live in conditions well below […]

The Story of FXB India: Giving Voice to the Forgotten

For a decade FXB India Suraksha’s  integrated Community Development model has triumphed hope over adversity and enabled people to live a life of dignity. “I feel lucky to have been part of a program that has enabled us voice our opinions within the community. The women in my village cherish this opportunity to reminisce how […]

The Difference Between Giving Charity and Empowering People

By Todd May, professor of philosophy at Clemson University, and the author of the book, A Significant Life. In this article, Mr May gives us his take on how to make global development projects successful. “There’s a huge difference between giving people charity and empowering people with the tools they need to change their lives. […]

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 the Rohingya people in Rakhine State and currently shows no signs of relenting. In early […]

FXB commemorates the departure of the “Little Prince of the mountains”

14 January 2017 – On the evening of January 14th 1986, in Mali during the Paris-Dakar Rally, the helicopter piloted by François-Xavier Bagnoud crashed. In addition to François-Xavier, four other people lost their lives: Thierry Sabine, the creator of the Dakar, the French famous singer Daniel Balavoine, a reporter from the Journal du Dimanche, Nathaly […]

Rwanda: A Gisiza Story of Progress

Murangwa Reverien, a 49-year-old married man, lives with his wife and six children in Gisiza, located in the region of Southern Province of Rwanda. Before his family enrolled in the FXBVillage program, they lived in poverty. Murangwa and his wife could not provide for their family’s basic needs, and they saw no way out of […]

FXB is mobilizing for peace in Colombia

26 September 2016 marked a historic date for Colombia: the FARC (Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces) and the Government of Juan Manuel Santos signed an agreement putting an end to the armed conflict which lasted over five decades. Certainly, there are still other organizations which could be the subject of an agreement with the Colombian Government. […]