Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

The mission of FBF is to promote good will, cross-cultural understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Burkina Faso; to support grass-roots development projects in Burkina Faso; and to enrich lives of the citizens in both countries. Its Projects Committee serves as a vehicle to facilitate the organization's support of development activities. The Committee evaluates proposals, selects projects, monitors activities, and informs members about project developments.
Post secondary Education for Girls in Burkina Faso
 
$72,096
$27,903
Raised
Remaining
This project will provide scholarships to primary school teacher training for 100 village girls who have completed secondary school at the top of their class in northern Burkina Faso. Because their parents are subsistence farmers, these scholarships are the only source of funds these girls will have to enable them to further their studies in primary school teacher training. project reportread updates from the field
Needed: School Lunches!
 
$25
$66,975
Raised
Remaining
The project pays for a noon meal for village girls who attend a middle/secondary school and whose parents cannot afford their schooling. Girls walk 6 km to and from school and have no other source of food during the day. These girls score outstandingly well compared to their peers throughout Burkina on national exams. project reportread updates from the field
Rainwater Catchments: A Solution to Water Scarcity
 
$35,295
$0
Raised
Remaining
Small rainwater catchment basins provide an innovative solution to water scarcity in rural Burkina Faso. Properly constructed, catchment basins assure that water is available throughout the year, providing opportunities to increase agricultural production, improve villagers' health, and create local employment. project reportread updates from the field
Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning in Burkina Faso
 
$175,047
$0
Raised
Remaining
The project pays for a noon meal for girls who attend a girls' middle school and whose parents cannot afford school. Girls walk 6 km to and from school and have no other source of food during the day. project reportread updates from the field
Lambs Support Village Girls' Education
 
$121,855
$0
Raised
Remaining
The project buys lambs & school materials for girls' first year of school. It requires parents to raise, sell & purchase lambs to pay for their daughters' school needs the following 12 years of school project reportread updates from the field
Midwifery Training for Rachel in Burkina Faso
 
$3,453
$0
Raised
Remaining
This microproject will provide a 3-year scholarship to a village girl who has completed secondary school at the top of her class in northern Burkina Faso, making it possible for her enrole in midwifery training. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health & education of her family and community and to the development of her country. project reportread updates from the field
3-year Nursing Training for 1 Girl in Burkina Faso
 
$3,453
$0
Raised
Remaining
This microproject will provide a 3-year scholarship to a village girl who has completed secondary school at the top of her class in northern Burkina Faso, making it possible for her to get state nursing training. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health & education of her family and community and to the development of her country. project reportread updates from the field
2-Yr Nursing Training for One Girl in Burkina Faso
 
$2,302
$0
Raised
Remaining
This microproject will provide a 2-year scholarship to a village girl who has completed secondary school at the top of her class in northern Burkina Faso, making it possible for her get certificate nursing training. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health & education of her family and to the development of her community and her country. Without such assistance , she will return to the village & the life of her mother, including forced marriage. project reportread updates from the field
Teacher Training for One Girl in Burkina Faso
 
$1,640
$0
Raised
Remaining
This microproject will provide a 2-year scholarship to a village girl who has completed secondary school at the top of her class in northern Burkina Faso, making it possible for her get teacher training. Her education will enable her to gain productive employment and contribute to the health & education of her family and to the development of her community and her country. Without such assistance , she will return to the village and the life of her mother, including forced marriage. project reportread updates from the field

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