Salensaag yet t’a boumb ka waoog ye, la sek d a noang wiligri
Translation: “The little ant says that what she has is not a lot, but enough to show to the person she loves.”
The meals you package through CRS Helping Hands go to the people of Burkina Faso, a country in the Sahel region of West Africa.
- People of Burkina Faso, known as the Burkinabe, depend on subsistence farming to support their families. However, cyclical droughts and flooding have made it difficult to grow enough food for families to eat every day.
- As a result, 44% of the country’s people live below the poverty level. Food insecurity affects 50% of households, meaning one out of two people do not receive enough food to lead healthy lives.
- Today, Burkina Faso is ranked 181 out of 187 countries on the United Nations human development index, suggesting it is one of the most impoverished nations in the world.
Where your meals go
In total, the program works with 27 local service centers, including:
- Centre Delwende in Ouagadougou, serving elderly women
- Den-Kanu Orphanage in Bobo, serving children in need
- Orphanage of Saint Cecile in Dedougou, serving children in need
- Saint Maria Goretti Home for Young Girls in Kaya, serving girls in need