Nov 26, 2018

Expand the Impact of Your Donation Today!

Dear BARKA Supporters,

Today is #GivingTuesday, a GlobalGiving movement fueled by social media and generosity. Over 2.5 million gifts will be made, raising 300 million dollars online in over 150 countries.

Thanks to GlobalGiving’s $150,000 in matching incentive funds, a gift today to this project has an extra-big impact through its potential to be matched.

Plus, BARKA Foundation’s Board of Directors is providing an additional $2000 in matching funds, so we are setting a goal of raising $2000 today.

GlobalGiving’s Recurring Donor Campaign:

One last thing to consider: starting today GlobalGiving is launching a matching campaign especially for RECURRING DONORS! Any recurring donation up to $200 will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation (as long as it remains active for four consecutive payments).

BARKA is very focused right now on increasing the number of recurring, or as we like to call them, SUSTAINING DONORS, so this GlobalGiving campaign is perfectly timed.

Please consider supporting clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education for people who need it most in Burkina Faso this Giving Tuesday.

‘Barka’ is an African word of gratitude, blessing & reciprocity. On behalf of the BARKA team and all the beneficiaries in rural villages your gift will directly support, we say barka to you!

Nov 26, 2018

Expand the Impact of Your Donation Today!

2 of the 2500 girls your donation has supported.
2 of the 2500 girls your donation has supported.

Dear Supporters of Girls and Women,

Today is #GivingTuesday, a GlobalGiving movement fueled by social media and generosity. Over 2.5 million gifts will be made, raising 300 million dollars online in over 150 countries.

Thanks to GlobalGiving’s $150,000 in matching incentive funds, a gift today to this project has an extra-big impact through its potential to be matched.

Plus, BARKA Foundation’s Board of Directors is providing an additional $2000 in matching funds, so we are setting a goal of raising $2000 today.

GlobalGiving’s Recurring Donor Campaign:

One last thing to consider: starting today GlobalGiving is launching a matching campaign especially for RECURRING DONORS! Any recurring donation up to $200 will get an additional 100% match on the initial donation (as long as it remains active for four consecutive payments).

BARKA is very focused right now on increasing the number of recurring, or as we like to call them, SUSTAINING DONORS, so this GlobalGiving campaign is perfectly timed.

Please consider supporting girls and women in Burkina Faso through menstrual hygiene management this Giving Tuesday.

‘Barka’ is an African word of gratitude, blessing & reciprocity. On behalf of the BARKA team and all the girls and women your gift will directly support, we say barka to you!

Oct 3, 2018

Security Update from Burkina Faso

A recent protest against terrorism and insecurity
A recent protest against terrorism and insecurity

Dear Friend of BARKA,

It is with a heavy heart that we report that the security situation in Burkina Faso has deteriorated over the past several months. There have been several incidents of shootings, kidnappings of foreign nationals, and increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the roads- at least one on a road we've traveled.  It is also most unfortunate that since February of this year, a new battlefront has emerged in the Eastern Region, not far from BARKA Foundation's base of operations in Fada N'Gourma.

For this reason, we have decided to postpone our return to Burkina which was scheduled for September 30, until the situation improves and is taken back under control.  That said, BARKA's team on the ground will advance new in-country projects and continue to monitor and evaluate the projects we've already completed. We will supervise and guide the actions on the ground from the US while we shift our focus to what we can do from here, particularly website development, social media, video editing and fundraising.  Just last week BARKA submitted a major grant to support almost 15,000 girls and women through menstrual hygiene management, the result of 2 months of hard work and collaboration with advisors, partners and Board members.

At this time, we ask for your prayers for Burkina Faso to secure its nation once more, and for your continued financial support for BARKA Foundation to continue its work which is needed now more than ever. 

Barka!

 
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