Oakhill Trust are deeply moved by the immense number of people, especially children who are suffering in Burundi from a lack of basic life essentials, such as food, clean water, shelter and medical facilities. Years of violent civil war and subsequent disease have resulted in an extremely high orphan population with very low life expectancy. Notably only one in five children reach the age of five years old.
In order to try and aid these communities the initial and pressing objective is to help elevate these fundamental life challenges through the provision of a medical centre and building family homes for orphans in a remote yet densely populated region. These two facilities will improve general living standards and the public will have access to basic important medicines and treatments along with children being given the best possible opportunity in life to be healthy, educated and cared for.