Project Description

Bettering lives through Food and Advocacy

A poor country even by West African standards, landlocked Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts and military coups.

Burkina Faso, which means “land of honest men”, has significant reserves of gold, but the country has faced domestic and external concern over the state of its economy and human rights.

A former French colony, it gained independence as Upper Volta in 1960.

In 1983 Capt Thomas Sankara seized power and adopted radical left-wing policies but was ousted by Blaise Compaore, who went on to rule for 27 years before being ousted in a popular uprising in 2014.

Our Projects

Project: FOOD
Cost: £3000

Help improve the vegetable garden of excluded women

In Burkina Faso, women represent 52% of the population and constitute more than 60% of the agricultural production.  Unfortunately, women form part of the most underprivileged social class.  According to an in- country investigation on the living conditions within households, women make up 7% of the most extremely poor groups. Within the commune of Bouseé, which houses many excluded women there is a great need to improve agricultural production.

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Project: ADVOCACY
Cost: £500

Contribute to fight against ignorance against excluded women

Burkina Faso is a country which houses approximately 16 million people and is mainly rural. Although both men and women are considered equal in terms of agricultural work, only a small fraction of women in modern and urban areas are encouraged to pursue an education. This means that there are high rates of illiterate women, especially in rural areas.

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Project: FOOD
Cost: £5000

Help fight against malnutrition of children

For many living within Burkina Faso, life is difficult. Malnutrition is very high and is a frequent killer of thousands of children, especially newborn babies. According to an official in-country survey taken in 2014, the number of children suffering from acute malnutrition is estimated at 417,000, with 127, 000 of them being severely malnourished and 290,000 being moderately malnourished. Due to these overwhelming numbers of malnutrition, the population, especially babies are heavily at risk to disease as their bodies do not have enough of the nutrients needed to stay strong to fight diseases.

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