BURKINA FASO

THE NEED

Burkina Faso

is a poor, landlocked country that relies heavily on cotton and gold exports for revenue.

46.7%

Population below poverty line (2009 est.)

77%

Unemployment (2004 est.)

43% Male & 29.4% Female

Literacy rate. Total population: 36% (2015 est.)

*Sources: CIA World Factbook

THE IMPACT

Edify began operations in 2013.

We have impacted 23,785 students with a Christ-centered education.

Training

School leaders trained: 212  |  Teachers trained: 150

Loans

103 loans disbursed to 82 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $995,138

82

Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative impact of March 31, 2017

EDIFY TEAM IN BURKINA FASO

Christian Yameogo,
Christian Transformation
and Training Officer

Christian has more than four years of experience working in poor communities focusing on education and empowerment for illiterate adults. He holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou and a Certificate in Christian Education from Driestar Hogeschool in Netherlands. As an education program manager and teacher trainer, he is skilled in project management, and has played a key role in promoting Christ-centered education in Burkina Faso. Christian is also a youth leader in his church community working with the student club.

David Kabre,
Christian Transformation
and Training Officer

David Kabre is a Christian Transformation and Training Officer in Burkina Faso. He has also worked with international Christian organizations like Navigators and Compassion International (BF).

David has a history of working with schools and teachers and loves education. He is actively involved in evangelism through his church.