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Africare began operations in Burkina Faso on November 29, 1974.
Since that time, Africare/Burkina Faso has covered more than 28 provinces and invested more than $50,000,000 implementing projects addressing…
• Agriculture & Food Security
• Civil Society Capacity Building
• Good Governance
• Health, HIV & AIDS
• Humanitarian and Emergency Relief
• Natural Resource Management
• Private Sector Capacity Strengthening
• Water Resource Management
• Women’s Empowerment
…reaching more than 800,000 beneficiaries, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations: women, the poorest, children under 5, and pregnant and lactating women.
Success in Burkina Faso
On a visit to project sites in Burkina Faso, Information Officer for the Office of Food for Peace Jessica Hartl was struck by Africare’s impact on the community of Rassomdé. Years after Africare’s project ended in 2010, the community was able to withstand the region’s food crisis in 2012, and producers’ enduring ability to garden in the off-season nets an income of $617 per household . Africare helped construct canals to connect fields to a nearby reservoir, developing 30 hectares of land. Now families have food all year round, and they are eating more nutritious meals.
When scaling up malaria control interventions in 2012, Africare helped ensure that almost double the number of targeted households properly used long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets.