Worrisome situation in Burundi and first-hand accounts from two FXB participants

Since 26 April 2015, Burundi has been in an extremely intense situation following the decision by the CNDD-FDD ruling party to present President Pierre Nkurunziza as a candidate for the 2015 presidential elections. Pierre Nkurunziza is standing for a third term and this candidacy is contested by political opposition parties, political coalitions and civil society […]

FXB photography exhibition – FRAMING HOPE: Jillian Edelstein wins two prestigious awards

The success achieved by the families who took part in our FXBVillage programs in Burundi, China, Colombia, India, Uganda and Rwanda, has been movingly captured by renowned photographer Jillian Edelstein. The photographs were on public display as part of an exhibition: FXB – FRAMING HOPE. The photography below earned an Honourable Mention at the International Colour Award – 8th […]

Voice of America – One Woman’s Vision to Eradicate Poverty

One Woman’s Vision to Eradicate Poverty a Family at a Time Margaret Besheer Published May 21, 2015 When Albina du Boisrouvray was confronted with one of life’s most difficult losses – the death of her only child – she turned her grief into something positive: she created a legacy for her son by helping people […]

Toolkit Media Coverage

Following the release of the FXBVillage Toolkit and Planning Guide, FXB and its Founder and Honorary President Albina du Boisrouvray have featured in various new outlets recently, discussing the need for an “open-source” approach to end extreme poverty. Albina du Boisrouvray for the Huffington Post: Breaking Convention to Fight Extreme Poverty: Why I’m Releasing the FXBVillage […]

13TH WORLD AIDS ORPHANS DAY (WAOD) on May the 7th 2015

WAOD was initiated in 2002 by Albina du Boisrouvray, FXB founder and president emerita, to bring attention to the millions of children affected by AIDS. Every May 7, FXB organized a grassroots campaign to bring attention to the plight of children affected by AIDS and advocate on their behalf. Children orphaned by AIDS are just […]

Myanmar: ELLE changed her destiny

SweSweOo’s life was changed for good when she met the team from FXB International. Present in Myanmar since 1992, FXB works on education, professional training and income-generating activity (IGA) programs, helping to develop the local economy. True to its comprehensive approach, the association promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality. It has also organized major awareness-raising […]

Rwanda – From learning to autonomy: the FXBVillage program in Kamegeri brings positive results

28 percent of families live in extreme poverty in Kamegeri. HIV/AIDS prevalence is about 10 percent higher than the national average. The FXBVillage program simultaneously addresses the five drivers of extreme poverty: health, housing, education, nutrition and economic empowerment. It brings families sustainable economic and social autonomy enabling them to protect and raise their children […]

Generous parishes

A donation of CHF 2905.- was generously made to FXB following the mass services in the parishes of Vex, Hérémence and Evolène on February 7-8. FXB warmly thanks Father Vincent Lafargue as well as the pastoral teams in Evolène, Hérémence and Vex for their support.