At Further Hope Australia, our mission is to create a better tomorrow by empowering the most vulnerable people.
A sustainable, unified, and peaceful world in which every person has hope for a self-reliance
We have a brochure that outlines the overview of our organisation.
We strive to achieve excellence in all our programs and activities, and we integrate innovation, creativity and a commitment to quality through continuous improvement.
Honest and Integrity:
We value and uphold honesty and transparency in all our dealings, in all situations, and with all individuals.
We value every person as unique, rejoice in both the commonalities and differences in our communities, and consistently aim to include everyone regardless of gender, race, ability, religion or status.
At Further Hope Australia, we work tirelessly to improve the resilience and strength of communities. Some households in rural areas of Burundi are vulnerable to the cyclical shocks of post-conflict, environmental issues and economic crisis. To help them handle these shockwaves, we, and our donors take a balanced approach to our humanitarian assistance. We help communities both respond to the impact of shocks and build long-term local solutions to deal with similar challenges in the future.
In 2012, Further Hope Australia was founded by those of Burundian descent who live in Australia. Further Hope Australia works with local partners in Burundi to develop innovative solutions and build resilience in Burundi communities. Our unique combination of short, medium and long-term multi-sectional interventions ensure that the work we do is sustainable and holistic.
Our Sectors of Intervention
Education and vocational training
Emergency relief and prevention
Health and Food security
WHERE WE WORK
Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Australia has a population of approximately 24 million which is focused in the southeast of the country. This region is the most economically stable, industrialised and ethnically diverse. The centre and west of the country are sparsely populated. The major population centres are on the coasts: Perth on the west, Adelaide and Melbourne on the south and Sydney and Brisbane on the east.
Australia has a free market economy which is the 13th biggest in the world. Despite the recent financial crisis, economic growth, which has been continuous since 1992, is forecast to continue for the next five years. The largest sector of the economy is the service sector, which accounted for 71% of Gross Domestic Product in 2008.
Burundi is a small landlocked country that is densely populated with about 10.6 million inhabitants. The capital city is Bujumbura. The economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture, which employs 90% of the population, though cultivable land is extremely scarce.
More than a decade of conflict has devastated much of the country’s physical, social and human capital, but substantial improvements have occurred over the past decade.
Burundi is now enjoying its first decade of moderate economic growth, but poverty remains widespread. 60% of the population remains deprived of basic food needs, although this number declined by 6% between 2006 and 2012.