Pauline’s Story

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


Today we’d like to share the story of another brave mother. Pauline lives in Gourcy in northern Burkina Faso, is 38 years old and has three children. She did not have an easy upbringing and was forced to drop out of school when her parents could no longer afford tuition. Today, she is committed to providing her children with an education. She works hard to be able to send her children to school so that they can have a better life.

Paulina’s work day starts early in the morning. She comes to the on-site kitchen to make gonre, a bean dish she later sells in the school canteen. As soon as she’s done, she heads to the garden to water the vegetables. She then tends to the house. “Working in the Good Factory garden gives me peace of mind that I will be able to provide my children with everything I didn’t have growing up. I use the money I earn for my children’s school fees, and I put the rest aside in case they need a doctor someday,” she tells us.

Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to successfully develop the agricultural project in Gourcy, which continues to provide the poorest residents with opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise. Thanks to you, Paulina isn’t forced to choose between getting food or sending her children to school. Working in the garden has truly changed her life.

Help a little girl utter her first sentence

Speech therapy for Gisele

Gisele's mother has not been able to find the reason why Gisele does not speak and experiences seizures during which she falls, becomes rigid and cries. Lack of money for diagnostics meant that she could only wait for the seizures to pass. We could not accept such powerlessness.

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