BARKA Foundation

The BARKA Foundation's mission is to serve as a catalyst for achieving the SDGs in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Our methodology is community-led, grassroots and combines indigenous and modern technologies to develop a set of best practices in areas of clean water accessibility, sanitation, irrigation, sustainable agriculture, women's empowerment, education, healthcare, and renewable energy. BARKA's work is ultimately about co-creating a culture of peace.

BARKA Foundation
P.O. Box 2
Burlington, ME 04417
United States
(413) 446-7466
http://thebarkafoundation.org/

Co-Founders

Ina & Esu Anahata

Management Team

Ina Anahata, Esu Anahata, US-Based Volunteer Staff:, Kimberly Abuelhaj, Mida Ballard, Burkina Faso Volunteer Staff:, Kaddiatou Thiombiano, Idrissa Yoni, Karim Combary, Nikiema Yonli, Pauline Ducreux, Peace Sarambe, Roman Gnaegi

Board of Directors

Ina Anahata, Esu Anahata, Adam Ruderman, Catherine Healy, Gwen Young, Glen Niemy, US-Based Volunteer Staff:

Project Leaders

Esu Anahata

Mission

The BARKA Foundation's mission is to serve as a catalyst for achieving the SDGs in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Our methodology is community-led, grassroots and combines indigenous and modern technologies to develop a set of best practices in areas of clean water accessibility, sanitation, irrigation, sustainable agriculture, women's empowerment, education, healthcare, and renewable energy. BARKA's work is ultimately about co-creating a culture of peace.

Programs

Development work with indigenous village in Burkina Faso, West Africa to co-create a replicable model for achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, #GlobalGoals). Emphasis on clean water, women's empowerment and building international partnerships with communities in developed countries by connecting schools, youth, women, faith-based organizations, businesses, artists & civic leaders in order for our gifts to be shared with each other. US educational initiatives to raise water consciousness.

Statistics on BARKA Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2015: $100,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $100,000
  • Other funding sources: Individual donations, NGOs (One Drop Foundation, Winrock International), USAID WA WASH, Rotary International, corporations (more than $100,000 donated through in-kind services in 2009), income generating projects
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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