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
A photo report from this morning. The hottest season is approaching in Gourcy but the atmosphere is also heating up due to the pace of work in our garden. The work is in full swing as we dig more wells to make sure we don’t run out of water in times when it is hardest to come by. We’re expecting to hit water any minute. We’ll have a total of seven water sources if we’re successful, so keep your fingers crossed!
The green parts of the garden are producing new crops: beans, eggplant, cabbage, and tomatoes. Only the oldest residents have ever seen such a variety of vegetables available to them. Here, people consider the warming climate and progressive desertification of the area an invader who deprived them of their extensive cotton plantations, as well as their chances of growing even the simplest crops in home gardens. As a result, families who rely on farming for sustenance experienced true hunger. Thanks to you, today they have the tools that allow them to return to work and feed their families again.
Join us in digging the well today!