Partnered with African Revival Ministries

African Revival Ministries

Vestine Kanyamuneza

The partnership with Feed the Hungry allows Vestine and African Revival Ministries to feed vulnerable people and share with them the good news of Jesus. The ministry works with children who have left their schools and homes due to hunger and helps them return to their education and families.

Children impacted by the feeding program are encouraged to pursue their studies and accept Christ. Those who left school are returning to receive food and an education. Local Pygmy children are very poor and refuse to go to school, but with the feeding program Vestine and her ministry have been able to reach these children and their families.

The feeding program also helps those with HIV to be able to nourish their bodies, to take their medicine, and live longer lives.
Vestine’s long-term goal is to see people transformed spiritually and mature so that they can build their lives for the better.

Seeing children transform their families, return to school, and find hope in Jesus are some of the most impactful moments in Vestine’s ministry.

Funding, equipment, and transportation are the main things Vestine and her ministry constantly face.

If she had the privilege to meet Dr. Lester Sumrall, Vestine would thank him for the charity and Christian works he established to help vulnerable people and unbelievers.

If food and God’s word was plentiful, they could reach every child in Burundi and work with more schools and centers.

About Burundi

Country Statistics

  • Population: 13,162,952 (2023 est.)
  • Below the Poverty Line: 64.6% (2014 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 67.77 years (2023 est.)
  • Literacy Rate: 68.4% (2017)
  • Human Development Index: 187/191 (2020)
  • Global Climate Risk Index: 57 (2019)

About the Children

  • Under the Age of 14: 42.67% (2023 est.)
  • Children under 5 Underweight: 27% (2019)
  • Average Years of Schooling: 3.3 years (2020)

Causes of Death

  • Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever.
  • Others include diarrheal diseases, water borne diseases, birth complications, and rabies.

Food shortages, poverty, a lack of clean drinking water, floods, landslides and droughts all threaten the livelihood of Burundi’s people.

Human trafficking is a major issue. These people are subjected to forced labor in agriculture, mining, charcoal production, fishing, sex work, and domestic service.

Burundi is currently home to 87,485 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (2022)

There are 84,791 displaced people due to violence between rebel groups and government forces. (2022)

Children are recruited by armed groups and forced to participate in anti-government activities.

Corrupt government, a weak legal system, a high poverty rate, and poor education levels are all issues.

Only 11% of the population has electricity access.