I had little hope of life. The only hope I had was to wait for people to take pity on me and give me food to eat and clothes to wear

Before he joined the group, Etienne's life was unimaginably hard. He experienced poverty and violence. Etienne has benefitted from one of 800 self-help groups Cord has set up in Burundi. 

I felt able to change my life 

Since joining the group, Etienne has learnt life, business and agriculture skills. He's made connections with like-minded people who can discuss challenges and look for solutions.

With your help, we can support more young people like Etienne to develop and prosper.