Perfect Village Communities “PVC Burundi”

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2023
Year of establishment: 2017
Location: Nyabiraba, Bujumbura, Burundi
Ecosystem: Agricultural; Forests

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.

Contact Information

Parfait Mugisha
Co-Founder and CEO

http://www.perfectvillage.bi/

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Equator Prize 2023

 

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

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Equator Prize 2023

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

Equator Prize 2023

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecoagriculture and Food Security

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2023
Year of establishment: 2017
Location: Nyabiraba, Bujumbura, Burundi
Ecosystem: Agricultural; Forests

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.

Contact Information

Parfait Mugisha
Co-Founder and CEO
http://www.perfectvillage.bi/