Teaching mothers to make nutritious porridge at the health center
Burkina Faso is a land-locked country located in the south of the Sahara Desert. It is difficult for the people to grow sufficient crops because the land is arid and subject to continuing desertification. As the population increases in the cities, more and more staple food like rice must be imported to meet the growing demand. Burkina Faso also serves as a regional center of promoting African culture and art, staging events like the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the largest festival in Africa, every two years.
Burkina Faso has the 9th highest under-five mortality rate in the world (UNICEF 2011). HFW is working with a state-operated health center near the capital and provides specialized medical services focusing on children’s nutrition in an area where such services are rare. In 2006 projects began to improve the income of the poorer sections of the 12 villages which use this center. Projects are running in four villages now utilizing the knowledge of the local people and the special characteristics of each village.
Unshelling peanuts business implemented by the cooperative association
Department of Koubri is a rural community, 25km away from the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. HFW is working with a departmental health center and the surrounding villages to improve nutrition and income of the local population. We give assistance to nutrition and medical treatments for infants under the age of five to support their further development. We provide school lunch at elementary school, enabling students to concentrate on study. Also ......
Three male members are working hard, led by the country director who assumed the post in 2008. They are also working together with local and Japanese NGOs.
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Burkina Faso Office
10 BP 13376 OUAGADOUGOU 10, Burkina Faso