SNV makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We are dedicated to a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.


From 2021, the Burundi Government allowed SNV to extend its reach within the country and be of benefit to the communities through its work. As Burundi continues to settle in a period of stability and restoration, SNV is the best partner to support its 10-year development plan (2018 – 2027) which targets to raising economic growth to 10.7 per cent.

At SNV, we are experts in agriculture, energy and WASH. Our services include advice, brokering and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, fund management, results-based financing and delegated management. We apply practical know-how to support people living in poverty. And by connecting our global expertise with local partners having an extensive and longstanding in-country experience, we help realise locally owned solutions. We achieve this through project implementation. Our projects drive systems change – strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets to help many more people work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects.

Through this approach towards development in the agriculture sector, rural households will take control of their own development, and restore social capital and income from farming.

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Jeen Kootstra

Country Director - Kenya

John Masinde

Agriculture Sector Lead

Filippo Ghezzi

Project Manager

Burundi Country Office

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Bujumbura, Burundi,

T +257 71 069 000


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