BFA books are Burundi bound!

BFA books are Burundi bound!

For the first time in our history, Books For Africa has shipped books to Burundi!

That means that we have now shipped 28 million books to schools and libraries in 49 different African countries.

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. With 80% of the population living in poverty, very few people are able to attend school. Only 50% of Burundian children attend elementary school and only 8% of young adults attend secondary school.

On April 3rd, a full container of 22,000 books was shipped to schools that need them in Burundi thanks to Burundi Friends International (BUFRI) and Books For Africa. Especially now that Burundi is a part of the East African Community, where English is a common language of business and politics, students will greatly benefit from the opportunity to learn in their new libraries of English language books.

BUFRI is a San Diego based non-profit charged with the goal of fighting poverty in Burundi through education and public health initiatives. Learn more about their work at