ASASS is the realization of a dream for founder Jean Claude Kamwenubusa. Having experienced living in a low-income area, Jean Claude is convinced that healthcare, quality education, micro-credits and improved policy are key to the development of communities.
Jean Claude Kamwenubusa was born in Mpanda Commune of Bubanza Province, a rural area with above average living conditions. However, he did not grow up there. Following the loss of his parents in the war of 1993-2005, he moved to Bujumbura as an orphan refugee child.
Life in Bujumbura was unsafe and socioeconomic activities were either paralyzed or completely destroyed. Jean Claude struggled and relocated a few times before moving to his elder sister’s home, where he found endless support and love. With the help of his sister and his brother-in-law, he was able to complete primary and secondary schools.
Growing up as an orphan and a refugee in poor conditions Jean Claude cultivated the dream of setting up a non-profit organization that would improve the quality of life in Burundi and other communities. He was still in secondary school when he planted the first seeds of this dream.