World Humanitarian Day 2021 - Join us in reaching out to those in need more than just once a year

Burkina Faso

According to the UN, it is one of the least developed countries in the world. It has one of the lowest values of HDI (Human Development Index). It amounts to 0.4, placing Burkina Faso on the 185th place among 188 countries.

  • 43.7% of the society makes less than 1.90 USD per day
  • the youth literacy index is 52.5%, which makes it one of the lowest in the world
  • only 37.7% people aged 15 or more can read and write
  • 80% of the employed population works in agriculture
We teach resourcefulness and the basics of farming to about


families from the village of Gourcy
We are training


women for the profession of a dressmaker


On August 19, 2003, a bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad killed 22 aid workers, including the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring August 19 as World Humanitarian Day.

Each year, this day focuses on a different burning issue. This year, it calls for an urgent effort to halt climate change, which is in everyone’s best interest. The disasters caused by the phenomena associated with global warming last year alone forced 30.7 million people to leave their homes, condemning them to exile, water shortages and hunger.

The floods in Germany and the gigantic fires in southern Europe, which persist to this day, dispel the illusion that climate change is an imaginary threat. The people of Burkina Faso have known this for years. In the area surrounding the village of Gourcy, where we are developing our agricultural project, there was still a savannah with typical African flora and fauna in the middle of the last century. There were lions, giraffes, elephants, ostriches and hippos. The inhabitants worked on extensive cotton plantations, of which there is no trace today. Animals have long since disappeared. Every plant sown here has to be painstakingly nurtured for it to reach maturity. The lack of water has left people with nothing to eat, no way to work, and they are increasingly thinking of emigrating.

When we started creating working conditions for farmers in Burkina Faso a few years ago, we knew that the people of Gourcy were in dire need of support, but we didn’t think that the situation there would deteriorate so drastically. Water is getting scarcer every year and temperatures are raging. Without investing in new irrigation solutions, the weather will eventually defeat us. To ensure that people don’t lose their jobs and are able to feed themselves, we need to drill another borehole and continuously invest in irrigation systems. Without you, this will not be possible.

The problem with World Humanitarian Day is that it only occurs once a year, yet the problems it addresses affect people in the world’s poorest countries every day. We know how to fix this! Today you can set up a standing order for 5 PLN a week and join the production of good on a large scale. Join us in reaching those in need not just once a year. Thanks to the High Five project you can be present where your help is needed most, 365 days a year.

In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave anyone behind. Join the ranks of people who have the influence to bring more good to this world. Do it today!!!

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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