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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Strengthen the care of vulnerable children and young people in the SOLPE facilities in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

Pro-action développement Gembloux

Sanitaire dekking van zorgcentra (CDS Murire, Buramata, Gihungwe) in Gihanga, Burundi / Couverture sanitaire des centres de santé (CDS) de Gihanga : Murire, Buramata, Gihungwe (Burundi)

Improve hygiene/sanitation facilities, equipment, storage maintenance, access to water, washing facilities, and health centers' staff awareness.

Stichting Hubi en Vinciane

Drinkwaterputten/sanitaire installaties in 4 gezondheidscentra in N'Dali en Tchaourou, Benin / Puits d'eau potable et installations sanitaires dans 4 centres de santé à N'Dali et Tchaourou, Bénin

Upgrade water/hygiene infrastructure in care centers to improve treatment/development opportunities of severely malnourished children (-5 years) from 64 villages.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

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.

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

Funds and philanthropic tools

Marie Antoinette Carlier (Fund)

Support for youth-oriented projects in Africa: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal and Togo..

Marie-Henriette (Fund)

Support for female victims of sexual violence treated at the Panzi Hospital (DR Congo). Support also for the fight against deadly diseases and, in priority, Action Damien project…

Femme burundaise au travail dans la plantation de café

For peasants' dignity (Fund)

Support for vulnerable households in Burundi and elsewhere in Africa to help them develop an integrated family farm, inspired by the book « Pour la dignité paysanne » (2018).