Lambs Support Village Girls' Education

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF) Vetted since 2007 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month


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

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In northern Burkina Faso, less than 15% of girls go to school. Over the next 3 years, the project will enable 900 rural girls whose parents cannot afford to send them to school, to enter primary school. The project will purchase a lamb and school materials for the girls' first year of primary school. Parents will assume responsibility for the costs of the remaining 12 years of primary, middle & secondary school by the yearly sale of their lambs and the purchase of new lambs and school materials.


The project works with village leaders & families to identify 5-6 year old girls & provides a lamb & school materials for each girl's first year. Parents raise, sell & purchase lambs yearly to buy their daughters' school materials for 12 years.

Long-Term Impact

At least 80% of the 900 girls will achieve 12 years of education, leading to improved child health, lower fertility rates, higher levels of education in the next generation & more effective participation in civil society and the economy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)

Location: Chester, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
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Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

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Thanks to 2,060 donors like you, a total of $121,814 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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