Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

About the country

Burkina Faso is a country in the so-called Sahel region. The Sahel is a 5,000 kilometer long “belt” located beneath the Sahara in North Africa – and includes countries from Senegal to Sudan. Figures and data about the Sahel show that this is a crisis region. The population in the Sahel region faces insecurity in many areas, including violence by extremist groups such as Boko Haram, the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda in the West to the “North Korea-like” authoritarian regime of Eritrea in the East. Political instability, persistent drought and poverty obscure signs of hope. Nevertheless, the Good News of the Kingdom of God is crucial good news for the Sahel. In and with Jesus, the Sahel region has a bright future. It is from this reality that we work and pray.

Our commitment

Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is great; but few are the workers. Therefore ask the LORD of the harvest to send workers into his harvest!

The vision for our work in Burkina currently consists of:

  • Prayer mobilization for Christians in Burkina Faso, the country and the government.
  • Strengthening and equipping the local community.
  • Planning self-sufficiency projects for community communities
  • Building a strong network of cross-organizational partnerships