Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is among the poorest countries in the world and is regularly ranked among the bottom ten countries in the UNDP Human Development Index.

Diarrheal diseases are widespread and kill more than 9,900 children under 5 every year here. Infant mortality rates are as high as 75.32/1,000, while the average life expectancy is only 55.12 years. Although water and sanitation are considered among top national priorities, very little investment has been made in these vital services.

About Burkina Faso

  • 19,193,000 national population
  • 43.7% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 62.91% of rural lack access to water *
  • 88.55% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2012
  • 27,320 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 58 projects funded
  • $1,036,709 invested

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