How the Burundi Red Cross is building the capacity of its volunteers
In 2007, the Burundi Red Cross created decentralized support groups called 'Unités Collinaires'. Each 'Unité Collinaire' is made up of volunteers who have gradually come together to support vulnerable people in their community. Each volunteer gives 2 to 4 hours of their time per week. Today, the Burundi Red Cross has 2920 "Unités Collinaires" in all the hills of the country and a vast network of over 600,000 volunteers.