Greetings and blessings for a happy, fulfilling new year. The BARKA Foundation is on the move and one to watch in 2012.
Right now we're readying a return to Tantiaka to implement the water, sanitation & hygiene project and getting all the final details in place. We actually expected to be in Burkina right now, however shortly before Christmas Ina broke her ankle. She is recovering beautifully and as soon as she's able to walk, we'll be on a plane to Burkina Faso.
So much is involved in preparing a trip like this. It's safe to say we will return forever changed after living with the people of Tantiaka for 3-4 months and fulfilling our promise to them to address the community's water needs. We're currently updating our vaccinations, purchasing necessary items such as hand pump water filters and working out travel arrangements. Since BARKA is still searching for operational funds, it would be most appreciated if you would consider making a donation at this time to help cover some of these trip-related expenses which otherwise must be covered out-of-pocket. Given the fact that we have not collected any salary for the past 5 years, your contributions are vital in ensuring the success of the project.
We are thrilled about the huge step we're about to take and so grateful to have you on this journey with us. We'll be in touch soon.
"Barka" is a West African word of gratitude, blessing & reciprocity.
Ina & Esu
Greetings and Happy Autumn,
We wanted to take this opportunity to provide a brief update from The BARKA Foundation:
Thank you for being a stakeholder in this project and for being invested in this project's success. There's a terrific opportunity this week to further help us through leveraging your donation with a match by GlobalGiving.
This Wednesday, October 19, at 12:01 am, Global Giving is holding their final Bonus Day of the year.
Thank you for your continued support and helping make sure that our next update comes from on the ground in Burkina.
Ina & Esu Anahata, Co-Founders and the entire volunteer staff of The BARKA Foundation
BARKA has been busy at work preparing for its trip back to Burkina Faso in the Fall. And as always, we've been working hard to raise funds.
We are looking forward to big things, and we value all of your support along the way.
BARKA Foundation is going through another growth spurt. Our singular focus right now is raising funds for projects and operations. Here's the latest news:
In other news, Burkina Faso is experiencing some unrest given the highly volatile situations in neighboring Ivory Coast and nearby Libya. We're monitoring the situation closely and will keep you up to date on any important news.
Thank you for your support. We're so grateful to be on this extraordinary journey together with you. Together, we are changing the world in a small yet significant way.
'Barka' is an African word of gratitude, blessing & reciprocity.
'Barka' is an African word of gratitude, blessing & reciprocity. The best way we know how to say thank to you for your care, concern, generosity and willingness to join us on this journey, is to say barka.
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