DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Now one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso was once endowed with fertile agricultural land and encouraged mass migration to the area. The country currently has a population of an estimated 15.3 million people who are struggling to support themselves. The residents of the small, rural town of Nouna live in poverty, with the average salary equaling only 30,000 CFA, or less than 10 Euros per month. Though some children are fortunate enough to attend school, a large number remain uneducated. The Daughters of Charity in this country concentrate on three primary services - rural health, social/pastoral, and education. By providing awareness programs in hygiene and environmental sustainability, the Sisters educate people in rural areas so that they are able to use the scant available resources to their full potential. However, a reliable means of transportation was needed in order to reach out to surrounding villages. Thanks to project funding, two motorbikes were purchased, allowing the Sisters to distribute food and visit people in need.
|Main Category||Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Sisters, Transportation|