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Kinder in einer Schule in Burundi

Burkina Faso

12 current projects
3.51 m. € funding in 2017
110,718 people reached in 2017

The West African country of Burkina Faso has been repeatedly wracked by unrest and revolts since achieving independence in 1960. The political instability slows down the economic and social development of the country. The majority of its 17.6 million inhabitants consists of self-sufficient smallholders. The only business sectors of note are cotton production and mining, in particular gold mining. However, both income sources are extremely unstable. The exclusively overland export economy depends on the security situation in neighbouring countries as well as on the global market price. Both are subject to significant fluctuations. In addition, cotton production is very dependent on climatic conditions.

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Prospects for Farmers

In Burkina Faso small farmers become entrepreneurs, who sell their surpluses on the market.

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Hygiene starts on the toilett

The access to clean water is a human right. Sanitary facilities and hygiene training improve hygiene at schools in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

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News from Burkina Faso

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#89 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Burkina Faso
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9
27.7

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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18.65 million population (2018)
8,5% child mortality (2018)
21,3% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-10,9 Score (36.8 in 2010)
47.4 2000
48.8 2005
36.8 2010
27.7 2018
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