DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Nouna, with its population of about 20,000 people is the capital of the Kossi Province which services a population of 272,223. Burkina Faso is often denoted as one of the poorest countries in the world. It is a rural community based on subsistence farming and most residents exist below the poverty line. Muslim is the predominant religion, while others practice indigenous beliefs, and about 10 - 15% are Christians. The Daughters of Charity were invited to Nouna in 2009 to provide diverse services to those who live in poverty in the immediate community and outlying villages. The sisters are engaged in collaboration with the Diocesan team to provide education to the youth, health services, pastoral care, and social services including reaching those with disabilities. The Sisters’ Notre Dame de l’Espérance Clinic is the only local private health center. This project will directly address critical infrastructure needs to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in this vital health care facility. Funds will be used to construct useable, hygienic and accessible toiles, which are now lacking. The project calls for water improvements with new tanks and connectivity and upgrading the clinic with a proper waste disposal system. Also, plans include improved sterilization equipment and addressing accessibility issues at the clinic facility.
|Project Status||Needs Funding|