Project information

Nyembuye clinic – Six staff homes.

Due to the remote location of Burundi's Nyembuye village, medical staff are reluctant to relocate their families there as they work in the clinic. This project will provide six suitable homes for staff for the clinic and the proposed maternity unit, making it easier to recruit and retain staff.

April 2011 - March 2012

Charity information: Mission International

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  • Need


    Many trained medical staff are reluctant to uproot their families from more urban locations to move to the remote rural Nyembuye Village to work in the medical Centre and proposed Maternity wing. Homes of a standard similar to what would be expected in urban areas of Burundi will be constructed in order to attract staff to the more rural location.


    Medical staff are attracted to jobs with high pay and good housing and conditions. This is not currently an option for staff willing to serve in Nyembuye. The provision of decent housing is more likely to attract and retain the kind of staff required at the project.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Attract and retain quality medical staff.


    » Build 6 homes for medical and support staff near to the medical centre and proposed maternity wing.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when posts for medical staff are filled by high quality staff who are prepared to stay in this remote location for long periods.

  • Impact


    The long term benefits will be a trust built up between medical and support staff and the wider community making the facility in Nyembuye one to be recommended.


    Ethnic unrest in Burundi


    Regular email reports will be sent to donors as well as Mission International website updates uploaded regularly.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 ground clearing .
      £4,500 foundations .
      £12,000 main construction .
      £2,000 landscaping .

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Mission International donors £2,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Nyembuye is a remote village in Burundi’s Matana province about 20 miles from Rutana. Many refugee returnees are rebuilding their lives here after coming back to Burundi from Tanzania and DR Congo where they were displaced due to the ethnic unrest and long war years. This village was until recently virgin bush and the population are by any standards extremely poor. Villagers are mainly peasant farmers with limited resources of any kind.


    Medical stasff who are prepared to move to Nyembuye
    Local population who will benefit from the skills of quality medical staff.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Mission International has already successfully resourced and managed projects similar to this in Burundi as well as in other parts of Africa. We have committed and experienced partners who share our values with whom we have served for a number of years. We are committed to serving the poor and have a policy of making 100% spend from our income to a project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Hugh Henderson UK

    Mission International Director and UK project manager

    Felibien Ndintore - Burundi

    Rema Ministries director and Burundi project manager.