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Our mission

To empower communities to live healthy lives, and improve their living conditions.

Our vision

Communities and environments that are healthy, resilient, and prosperous.

Our values

Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Accountability, Dignity, and Respect.

Grâce Françoise Nibizi

Founder & Executive Director
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The Association pour la Promotion de la Santé des Communautés et le Développement - Sacodé, is a non-political and non-profit organization registered in Burundi under Ministerial Order No. 530/431 of April 20, 2011.

Our journey began in my garage, where I sought long-term solutions for female relatives and friends struggling to find employment. Recognizing the need for professionally trained cleaning staff in the hospitality industry, I began equipping them with in-demand skills. This initiative quickly expanded as successful job placements in Bujumbura's hotels and restaurants led more women to seek training. Beyond job skills, I instilled knowledge of personal hygiene and basic financial management to help these women regain independence and dignity. Additionally, I identified significant gaps in access to adequate menstrual hygiene management, reproductive health, and family planning.

Over the years, Sacodé has grown and evolved significantly. We now address broader community issues through empowerment, infrastructure development, and policy advocacy. With the support of our dedicated team, the communities we serve, and our generous partners, we are committed to creating sustainable change. We focus on building capacity and fostering environments where everyone, especially women, can thrive.

I invite you to join us in this journey of empowerment. Together, we can make a significant impact, improve lives, and build stronger communities. Thank you for believing in our mission and for your continued support!

The team

Aimée Doriane Ikezwe

Project Coordinator - Amagara Meza / Community Centre Manager - Cibitoke

Cornelie Kamariza

Community Centre Manager - Ruyigi

Crescent Coyitungiye

Community Centre Manager - Gatumba

Daniella Kaze

Marketing Lead

Dr. Arthur Bisore

National Programs Coordinator

Dr. Carine Emerimana

Project Coordinator - Ishure ry'Inyenyeri / Quality Control Lead

Dr. Trésor Salix Ngabirabo

Program Coordinator - Agateka

Emmanuel Ndayiragije

Community Centre Manager - Buhiga

Eric Ndihokubwayo

Project Coordinator - Isuku & Community Centre Manager - Makamba

Grâce Françoise Nibizi

Founder & Executive Director

Jeanne d'Arc Nsengiyumva

Human Resources Lead

Lebon Mudumba Lukogo

IT & Communication Lead

Sr. Frédérique Nzorijana

Community Centre Manager - Muyinga

Sr. Marie Immaculée Nizigiyimana

Agateka Production Lead

Our programs

Economic Empowerment

Food Security & Nutrition

Gatumba Health Centre

Menstrual Hygiene Management

Sexual & Reproductive Health

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

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