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

  • 17,589,198 national population
  • 46.7% live below poverty line
  • 24% of rural lack access to water *
  • 93% 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
  • 17,840 people served
  • 30 projects funded
  • $502,071 invested

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