Burundi Literacy and Financial Education programme

The objective of Mothers’ Union Burundi Literacy and Financial Education programme, which launched in 2000, is to combat poverty, through adult literacy circles and promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Over the 20-year period, the programme has:

Directly benefitted 165,416 participants 77% of whom are women in 1,289 communities.

Resulted in 144,103 people being accredited as literate according to the national standards of adult literacy. 112,856 (89%) of whom are women

Mobilised 6,200 savings and loans associations. 78% of the participants are women, catalysing their capacity to save, borrow and invest.

Enabled 7,500 participants to access parenting education, our newest addition to the programme

You could help support our literacy programmes with our Literacy For Life Gift of Support.

Mothers' Union

Mothers’ Union has been supporting women, girls, and families worldwide for over 145 years. We work towards stopping violence, stopping poverty and stopping injustice.

Our members work at grassroots level bringing hope and practical support to millions of people through literacy and community development programmes.

We also support women, men, children, and families in all their forms to eliminate gender-based violence and abuse, promoting equality.

All profits from the sale of our gifts and cards helps to support our programmes and activities.

Food & Drink Hampers

Our new food & drink hampers offer a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats, wines, and prosecco, making a perfect gift for Christmas.

You can add a personalised message with your hamper to let that someone special know who sent them this beautiful gift. The gift message will be printed on the inside of the Mothers' Union gift card.

The Sparkle Hamper (Summer Edition) as shown contains:

  • Bottega Poeti Prosecco Doc Spumante 20cl
  • Bottega Prosecco Gold 20cl
  • House Of Fudge Clotted Cream Fudge 150g
  • Excelcium Cocoa Dusted Truffles 150g
  • Buiteman’s Gouda Biscuits 75g
  • Eternal Grocer Spice Salted Caramel Biscuits 100g
  • Cartwright & Butler Chocolate Wafer Rounds 120g  
  • Thornton & France Milk Chocolate Bar 80g
  • Packed in a Gift Box