Burundi, East Africa
The Peakes are based in Burundi, East Africa, to serve & equip the poor and the needy.
The following are a list of areas in which we work:
Water is currently our main project (2017). There is precious little piped water to the people. We are managing a large scale water development project, including the construction of deep wells, reservoirs and pipes.
Think East Africa has translated the Farming God’s Way program into Kirundi. In partnership with a great organization, HOPE International, https://www.hopeinternational.org/learn/item/category/burundi, we will launch 3 pilot sites in 2017. The goal is to train village folk in these excellent farming methods – which yield significantly higher crops. Villagers will then have more supply for subsistence living as well as the opportunity for small business development.
Think East Africa offers a 3-6 month internship program for Burundian university students wishing to gain experience in the following areas:
- Community assessment and village research
- Community trainings – in sanitation, hygiene, maintenance
- Hydrogeology and water development
- Water system construction and maintenance
- General office administration, accounting, report writing, presentations
If you are a student and interested in interning with Think East Africa, please first read our website entirely, develop your CV and then contact our offices (See Contact page)
We aim to help with fundraising, donations and volunteers for orphanages that we build partnerships with. We are currently partnering with The Cries of a Child based in Bukeye, Burundi – about 1hr 15min from Bujumbura. See link: http://www.thecriesofachild.org
We will open our home for hosting home groups. We will need encouragement and desire to encourage others as we serve in Burundi.
We are currently investigating preliminary projects where we could develop businesses relevant to the water project.
Our vision is under girded with the following values:
- Be in prayer – unless the Lord builds the house, the laborers labor in vain.
- Be humble – God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
- Be teachable – always seeking to learn from Burundians and others in the field.
- Honesty and integrity are above all.
- Prioritize Bible reading, prayer, family devotionals and special times with our children.
- Passion only carries us so far… we will always need a support system and times of rest.