Dec 2, 2019

Giving Tuesday: Searching for 20 Donors to Help Drill 20 Wells in 2020 for 20,000 People!

With Your Help We Can Drill 20 More in 2020
With Your Help We Can Drill 20 More in 2020

Dear Friend of BARKA Foundation,

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we'd like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you for your support of BARKA's Clean Water project.

Right now, we are working hard to raise funds for our biggest water project ever-- 20 wells in areas of greatest need in the Eastern Region. Over the past year, this part of Burkina has been severely affected by an influx of internally displaced persons who are leaving their rural villages and settling in the city of Fada N'Gourma, where BARKA's work is based. Consequently, there is an unprecedented strain on the city's water resources. This new project will help to alleviate this crisis by creating 20 new water sources for the community, needed now more than ever. We estimate this project to benefit more than 20,000 people. Here's how the Global Giving Donor Family can help:

Today on Giving Tuesday (starting at midnight), Global Giving will be giving away $500,000 to the projects which receive the most donations, and Bonus Prizes to the projects which receive more than 20 donations today.

If you'd like to continue your support as we raise funds for this next project, today would be a great day to make a donation! Our goal is to receive 20 donations to be eligible for a Bonus Prize! Please help us reach our goal.

Thank you for your support on all levels. We wish you a Happy Holiday season and blessings for the new year.

Dec 2, 2019

Support Girls in Burkina Faso on Giving Tuesday

Girls at Lycee Communal Receiving MHM Training
Girls at Lycee Communal Receiving MHM Training

Dear Friend of BARKA Foundation,

Today is Giving Tuesday, and we'd like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you for your support of BARKA's Menstrual Hygiene Management project.

Together in 2019 we took great strides. Thanks to your support, we successfully expanded our sensitization program to reach an additional 4500 girls. In addition, at Fada's two largest high schools, BARKA constructed the first two "MHM cabins" in the eastern region (these are among the first in all of Burkina Faso), providing crucial resources for girls to address their menstrual needs with safety, privacy, security, and dignity.

This would not have been possible without our Global Giving Donor Community which has supported this project from the time it was conceived.

Our next step is to develop an even more comprehensive training program for girls AND women on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Another key component of this new phase will be to implement Burkina Faso's first program ever to introduce menstrual cups to girls and women. Here's how you can be a part of it:

Today on Giving Tuesday (starting at midnight), Global Giving will be giving away $500,000 to the projects which receive the most donations, and Bonus Prizes to the projects which receive more than 20 donations today.

If you'd like to continue your support as we raise funds for the project's next phase, today would be a great day to make a donation! Our goal is to receive 20 donations to be eligible for a Bonus Prize! Please help us reach our goal.

Thank you for your support on all levels. We wish you a Happy Holiday season and blessings for the new year.

BARKA's Project Leaders Meet in BARKA's Office
BARKA's Project Leaders Meet in BARKA's Office
Sep 27, 2019

Addressing Burkina's Need for Water

Water Project of BARKA and Rotary Partners in 2015
Water Project of BARKA and Rotary Partners in 2015

Dear BARKA Supporters and Water Activists,

BARKA Foundation is currently developing a new project to drill 20 wells in the eastern region, one of the driest and poorest parts of Burkina Faso.  We have partnered with local rotary clubs in Massachusetts and Washington (Marblehead, Swampscott and Sedro-Wolley) and are currently reaching out to rotary clubs in Burkina Faso to secure the local partner on the ground.

We are very excited about this new project as it addresses a dire need. In recent months, Burkina Faso has experienced a great deal of terrorist activity in its rural areas. This has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis as more than 200,000 people (internally displaced persons, i.e., refugees) have been forced to flee their homes.  Many people in the East are fleeing to Fada, the capital of the eastern region, where the city's water supply was inadequate to meet the needs of the people before this crisis. It is not at all equipped to deal with the unprecedented demand that currently exists. The situation is urgent and dire.

Therefore, BARKA is undertaking its largest project ever, to drill wells and improve hygiene education for 20,000 people through drilling wells in 20 communities. We are beginning to reach out now for partners and stakeholders in this endeavor. If you wish to support BARKA's clean water efforts in the East to help mitigate this crisis, please join us now.

Barka!

 
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