Burkina Faso

Quick Facts About Burkina Faso

Population20 million people
Size274,200 square km
Major LanguagesFrench, indigenous languages
Major ReligionsIndigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity
Life Expectancy59 years (men), 61 years (women)
Main ExportsGold, Cotton, and Animal products
Country Overview

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, south of the Sahara, and translates to “the land of incorruptible people”. It is a leader in African art and culture, and has made strides in the areas of climate action and sustainable energy.

Despite the progress made, 40% of Burkina Faso’s population live below the national poverty line, and the country continues to deal with a number of other challenges, particularly in the areas of health, national security, and education. Burkina Faso is also prone to frequent and severe natural disasters such as drought, floods and climate-related pest invasions and diseases.

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Burkina Faso: Kona Village Water Project

This project will bring clean water and sanitation to the people of Kona in Burkina Faso.

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International Needs Canada is a charitable organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.

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