Lambs Support Village Girls' Education

by Friends of Burkina Faso (FBF)


The project buys a lamb & school materials for a girl's first year of school. Parents raise & sell the lamb, & purchase a new lamb each year thereafter to pay for their daughters' school needs the following 12 years of school. Through this self-help and sustainable strategy, an initial $80 donation (investment) sends a girl through 13 years of primary - secondary 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 675 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.


By working with village leaders & families to identify 5-6 year old girls; by providing a lamb & school materials for each girl's first year of school; & by involving parents in the raising, selling and purchasing of a new lamb each year & buying their daughters' school materials for the following year, the project aims to raise significantly access to education for young village girls in the region.

Long-Term Impact

At least 80% of the 675 girls will achieve 13 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:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Suzanne Plopper
Chester, CA United States

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