The Friends of Burkina Faso

Les Amis du Burkina Faso

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Kwilga Bridges to Current Burkina PCV's Blogs (Other Burkina Faso Friends Blogs)
Peace Corps in Burkina Faso
Lambs for School video
Noon Meals Improves Girls' Learning Video
T-Shirt Order Form (PDF)
Membership Form (PDF)
Recent Returnee Membership form
Lambs for School Project Certificate
Lambs for School Project Holiday Certificate
FBF Grant Proposal Guidelines (English Manual)
FBF Grant Proposal Guidelines (Francais Manuel)

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Help Our Brothers

Omigbéfitè, loosely translated as “help our brothers,” is an organization of 30 Burkinabé adults located in the village of Loropeni in south-central Burkina Faso. All of the members grew up as an orphan or in a single parent household so they formed their organization nine years ago to aid the younger orphans in the community. 

Friends of Burkina Faso donations have defrayed material costs, enabling Omigbéfitè to build a fence and an irrigation system for a two-hectare garden. The garden, which contains a variety fruits and vegetables (e.g., yams, tomatoes, eggplant, corn, peppers, melons, cabbage, etc.), provides a source of nutrition for everyone affiliated with the Association. Surplus produce is sold in the local market to raise funds to train and school orphans the Association supports.