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Becoming a member of Concern’s Philanthropic Circle is about more than a donation, but rather an investment, which helps change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people for good. The Circle collectively raises funds to support our programmes with a minimum commitment of three years.
The Circle is currently funding our Graduation Programme in Burundi, a country which ranks 184 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index (based on life expectancy, education and income). With two decades of conflict and socio-political unrest ravaging the country, 78% of the population live in poverty and nearly two-thirds of all children under five are chronically malnourished.
The Graduation model is an innovative approach to addressing such extreme poverty. It works by accurately targeting extremely poor households and delivering a comprehensive package of support including regular financial support, training, coaching, savings support and a start-up grant on completion of the programme. The aim is to sustainably lift households out of extreme poverty by equipping participants with diversified livelihood options and increased resilience to lifecycle shocks and stresses.
Tackling entrenched, extreme poverty is challenging - but it is possible. By joining the Concern Philanthropic Circle, you join a group of people, who together, fund programmes that have a real and lasting impact on the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.
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