International Committee of the Red Cross

Burundi : Thérèse, a mother and widow, launches her restaurant "The Umbrella "

Photo gallery 10 March 2017

Nearly 300 women heads of household were selected in Bujumbura to participate in our financing program called "Conditional Cash". This project allows women who have lost their source of income and have dependent children to start an economic activity. Once their projects were accepted, these women received a 120 USD grant in cash.

Among them is Thérèse, who is successfully running her new business. She opened her restaurant "The Umbrella" at the end of 2016. Today she can feed her children three times a day and even makes some savings to buy school supplies and medicine.