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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.

Overview:
  • 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

35

families from the village of Gourcy
We are training

50

women for the profession of a dressmaker

19.01.2022

We have been in Burkina Faso for seven years now. The problems of the poorest people in Burkina Faso were brought to our attention by Małgosia Tomaszewska, who is now overseeing the project as our representative.

The Good Factory is there to act, and not to talk, which is why we quickly identified the problems, and for the past few years we have been trying to respond to the needs of several dozen families in the north of the country, in a region where poverty is caused mainly by climate change. An area where only a dozen or so years ago there was cotton growing is now a desert. The effect of prolonged droughts makes every year more dramatic for the inhabitants.

Your participation in our agricultural project has brought life to a piece of this desert and is helping to improve the poor diet and give work to those who, due to the effects of desertification, have been made unemployed and forced to consider leaving their homeland and emigrating. We have built a flour mill and we support the poorest farms with a system of micro-loans in the form of tools and seeds for sowing. Finally, last year we funded over two hectares for a vegetable garden. Today we are buying another hectare.

The biggest problem we face is, of course, access to water. We are coping thanks to a very clever irrigation system that we built thanks to you. We are reducing water losses and providing even more jobs for the poorest families in the village. Around Gourcy, a village in northern Burkina Faso where we have been running an agricultural project for years, there are more and more internal refugees. They are fleeing terrorists, drought and hunger. We want our garden to feed not only the poorest inhabitants of Gourcy, but also those who seek refuge in the surrounding areas.

This is not an investment in some piece of land. It is an investment in jobs for people who have lost their prospects. It is an investment in an enriched, well-balanced diet for residents and refugees who have been left with nothing. Our garden really is a lifesaver for those from fleeing these arid regions.

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