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Food-for-Work Activities in Rural Burundi


A young madam sorts through maize grains. She is a participant in the WFP Burundi food-for-work activities and receives the maize in exchange for participating in community organized infrastructure projects.


Illiteracy is common throughout Burundi therefore, grains of maize are used to help food-for-work participants understand the number of participants needed for any given project. Food-for-work offers food assistance in exchange for community organized infrastructure projects.




Any place is a good place for a meeting in rural Burundi. WFP field monitors discuss road work plans with participants in a food-for-work activity from which they receive maize in exchange for their labour.

Food-for-work activities in Bugundana Rural Burundi.