Perfect Village Communities “PVC Burundi”

Perfect Village Communities "PVC Burundi" is a community-owned and managed social enterprise that recognizes the correlation between environmental degradation and decreasing community health. To address this issue, PVC Burundi focuses on empowering local communities, with a particular emphasis on women and youth, by promoting self-sufficiency through the utilization of natural, locally-produced alternatives for land restoration and sustainable food production. Notably, they produce products such as organic manure bio-control methods for pests and diseases such as malaria, tailored to the community's specific needs and offered at affordable prices. Consequently, community members not only restore the land but also experience increased farm yields, leading to improved food security and better nutrition. Moreover, by selling surplus produce, they address developmental challenges, including accessing healthcare services. To date, PVC Burundi has planted over 500,000 diverse seedlings and trees, successfully regenerating 5,000 hectares of land, while contributing to the restoration and preservation of the local environment.

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2023

Year of establishment: 2017

Location: Nyabiraba, Bujumbura, Burundi

Ecosystem: Agricultural; Forests


Equator Prize 2023


Sub-Saharan Africa


Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change


Ecoagriculture and Food Security



Contact Information

Parfait Mugisha
Co-Founder and CEO


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