Author, speaker, social entrepreneur, family man, cyclist and charity founder, Simon Guillebaud had a very clear call to Burundi in 1999, when it was regarded as the most dangerous country on earth. Having unexpectedly survived 7 years of civil war, he set up GLO, www.greatlakesoutreach.org, with the vision to transform Burundi and beyond through holistic mission, working with gifted local leaders of integrity.
Burundi was already the hungriest country in the world and one of the very poorest. It is now in political crisis. Thousands have fled the country in response to violence and unrest. Many are without food and without hope. GLO has launched a crisis appeal to help promote peace and save lives, as many are starving and terrified. Please click here to help.
Simon is sought after as a speaker in Burundi and internationally, and is at the heart of Burundi’s National Prayer Breakfast movement.
Simon was recently given the honour of Burundian citizenship and his work with GLO locally in Bujumbura is recognized across a range of key pillars of society – business, agriculture, education, spirituality and health.