March 3, 2016
The Embassy of the United States of America regretfully announces the withdrawal of funding for a grant previously awarded to the Burundian NGO Fontaine Isoko. The funding opportunity, made available by the Full Participation Fund, was intended to be used for a project seeking the prevention of gender-based violence. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Interior’s November 2015 suspension of Fontaine Isoko’s activities and accounts in Burundi remains in effect,making this project impossible to carry out. The Embassy is deeply disappointed by the Government of Burundi’s decision to suspend the activities and accounts of Fontaine-Isoko, an organization dedicated to good governance and community development.