Help for Burkina Faso e.V. – a non-profit association, which supports social projects in the region of Kaya
developed and implemented in Burkina Faso.
Aid for Burkina Faso
Construction of deep wells, each of which is between 60 – 100 m deep. This provides enough water for drinking, cooking and watering the animals.
By planting vegetable gardens, a varied diet is ensured. Cultivated are: Onions, tomatoes, beans, corn and much more.
A container with relief supplies and donations is shipped at regular intervals. This usually includes bicycles, teaching materials, furniture, IT equipment, etc.
Construction of elementary school as well as colleges to provide villagers (children & adults) with access to education.
A few years ago, we decided to pool our entire donation budget and use it for a project in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is located in western Africa and is one of the five poorest countries in the world.
In 2012, the managing partner, Horst Walz, was in Burkina Faso and found a situation that he no longer thought possible. After his return, he decided to help the local people and founded the association “Hilfe für Burkina Faso e. V.”. The association, whose motto is “help for self-help”, implements projects in the Kaya region in the following order: water supply, agriculture, school education, vocational training, energy supply and health care.
The first project site, the village of Gofila, is located in the southern foothills of the Sahel. The place is about 20 km from the provincial town of Kaya and has three months of rainy season and nine months of drought. There are about 5,000 inhabitants living there, of which about 60% are under 16 years old.
In 2013, the first project, the construction of six deep wells in Gofila, was realized. This was followed by vegetable gardens, containers of supplies, a six-grade elementary school, and a college (secondary school) with an off-grid solar array. Through the generated electricity is possible evening school for adults.