My family, my closest friends, and I manage the non-profit organization Nasara For Burkina, which has been active in Burkina Faso since 1985, and more specifically in the slum Djikofe since the early 2000s.
In a nutshell, our activities focus on:
- Education (we have opened a kindergarten with over 200 children and primary school with about 430 students enrolled every year, and approximately 340 warm meals served every day, on average 32% of our students are in a state of extreme need and currently 12 kids of the student body are disabled)
- Services to the population (over 1500 drums of purified water distributed every day hrough the well we have drilled in 2006, about 100 students who use the illuminated study hall every evening, 140 women who currently benefit from microcredit, 30 women who participate in literacy courses three times a week, 60 young people who regularly play sports)
- Health (rehabilitation for disabled children, a medical clinic which offers services at subsidized prices)
We have a few rules: 100% of donations are devoted to projects (no wages and no reimbursements for volunteers, while more than 20 people are regularly employed in Burkina) and we put our effort into projects more focused on long-term development rather than short-term fixes.
If you want to support the association, participate in our activities, or are simply curious, please do not hesitate to contact me!