Work is everything in Burkina Faso

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


Catherine looks at the sewing machine as if she has been given the keys to an expensive car. This is the reward for 3 years of difficult cutting and sewing lessons, ending with an exam. She passed and will therefore take up an apprenticeship at a tailor’s atelier any day now, and then she can start her own business.

Work is everything in Burkina Faso. In a country where only about 45% of people over the age of 15 can read, having a trade allows one to support themselves and their family. It allows you to live in a city that offers education, health care and security.

In a moment, she will dress up in the dress she sewed during the exam to celebrate with Fatimata and Florence, and although she poses shyly in front of the camera, we know that inside her heart is dancing with joy. She has earned it.

What kind of life would await her if it were not for the education you have funded? 80% of the workforce in Burkina Faso is made up of farmers who are forced to move constantly by terrorists. She might have to walk tens of kilometres every day in search of clean water. Perhaps she would be part of the huge percentage of unemployed people who occasionally pick up various odd jobs in an attempt to survive.

You do not agree to this, which is why you open one door after another for these young women, even though the burden of the journey is theirs. Celebrate with our female students today, it is also your success!

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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We already have :
3,420 EUR
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