Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo

Support for projects of public interest in Central and West Africa and empowerment of local leaders.

Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal and Togo benefit from priority support of the King Baudouin Foundation. We support projects that aim to have a social impact and favour economic self-sufficiency, while also taking account of global warming. We support the local leaders in civil society (individuals, organisations and social enterprises) and we encourage knowledge sharing among them. And in order to increase our impact, we work with other partners and philanthropic organisations, including KBFUS and KBF CANADA.

Our activities

  • we support individuals, organisations and businesses that wish to contribute to improving the living conditions of people in Africa
  • we provide financial and/or technical aid to organisations and leaders in civil society for their development projects or general functioning
  • we allocate loans and bank guarantees to actors in civil society. Further information is available in our sub-programme Businesses for development
  • and we promote good practices and networking between the actors of civil society.

Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo is part of the programme International

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Construction de latrines au Petit séminaire de Kinzambi dans le Kwilu, RDC

Building latrines and urinals for pupils and teachers at Kinzambi Minor Seminary in Kwilu, DRC.

Kivu International School

OKAPI (programme de bourses scolaires)

Award Okapi scholarships for excellence to young Congolese who have good academic potential but lack the financial means to continue their education.

Kivu International School

Bourse OKAPI

Awarding an OKAPI scholarship to vulnerable children in the DRC to attend classes at the Kivu International School.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

jonge Congolese vrouw verkoopt fruit en groenten op de lokale Markt in Kinshasa


VillageFXB program helps the world's poorest families to regain their dignity with sustainable results

Burundezen aan het werk in de koffiewasserij waar de geplukte bessen worden gedroogd

Sustainable coffee in Burundi

To support coffee farmers gathered in cooperatives, to transform their economic activity into an engine for sustainable local development.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Beni-UNICHIR (Philanthropic Action)

To increase the supply of quality surgical care in the Beni region, DRC, and to train local health care providers, within a model of financial sustainability of the health centre…

Jacqueline Préau (Fund)

Support for projects that provide help to the most vulnerable people, particularly children and the elderly with health problems, in Belgium and developing countries.

Marie-Jeanne De Smet (Fund)

Support for projects that help people living in poverty, notably in developing countries.