Catherine and François in Burundi – Second Hope: Dorothée and her Family

One afternoon we decided to visit former beneficiaries to find out what the Community Development Program FXBVillage has brought to these families and see where they are today, a few months after they graduated from the program. In the village of Buterere II, there are some families of Twa pygmy population. It is a minority […]

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 […]

Voices of former FXBVillage participants

Since 1990, over 83,000 people have become self-sufficient as a result of our Community Development Programs FXBVillage. But don’t take our word for it; here are some firsthand accounts of former FXBVillage participants: Namwandu FXBVillage participant, Uganda Vestine FXBVillage participant, Rwanda Zena FXBVillage participant, Rwanda

Uganda – Slum Entrepreneur: Irena’s story

In partnership with Sustainable Comprehensive Responses (SCORE) projects and UPHSP (Uganda Private Health Support Program), FXB offers vulnerable children and their families strategies of economical and social emancipation by teaching skills in community development, entrepreneurship, nutrition and child protection. In 2016 alone, FXB supported over 500 households in Uganda, including Irena, a single mother with […]

Rwanda 23 years after the genocide: Venuste remembers

April 7th marks the commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, which killed more than one million people. Lasting just one hundred days, it had a staggering daily death count and left many orphaned children behind. The genocide also exacerbated the spread of AIDS and severely damaged the ability of the Rwandan people to […]

FXB Colombia: “Now my children can study and have better nutrition”

Ottilia’s testimony FXB empowers women to permanently escape poverty, provide for their families, and live happier and more prosperous lives.  Ottilia is one of the thousands of women whose life was transformed by the Community Development FXBVillage program. Ottilia felt a sense of despair about her life when FXB first approached her to join the […]

Mongolia: a New Beginning

Enkh is a 40 year old single mother. Her older daughter has vasculitis, her 7 year old boy is disabled, unable to walk nor talk, and her youngest is only 3. When her husband passed away a few years ago, Enkh did consider ending her life. She could not work as her children needed constant […]

Uganda: A Mother Who Never Gives Up

Olivia felt like “a problem in the community.” As a mother of two children in Kampala District, Uganda, Olivia relied on her husband’s meager income from hawking plastic shoes and bags for living. The family could hardly afford daily meals. Even worse, they were thrown out of their rental house due to failure to pay […]

South Africa: testimony of a 12 years old

“What I have learned in life is that you can be rich as you like, but if ever you don’t have love, you won’t survive.  With the love of my grandmother and the FXB After School Program, I am the survivor. ” —Christine 12 years old, South Africa I’m Christine Mazibuko*, doing grade 5 at […]

South Africa : an educational journey

My name is Kutlwano, I am a 21 years old South African from Soweto, Johannesburg. I have been part of the FXB afterschool program in Orlando East since it was first implemented in 2006. I have been part of the FXB family for 10 years to date and I must say that the journey has […]