Burkina Faso

Monday 28th October 2019

Our work in Burkina started before Trinity was formed. Our CEO had already been working in Burkina for eight years and has built good relationships with a strong track record of sustainable projects.

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

Our charity literally provides homes for people in and around West London. But we must not forget about the rest of the world. If we forget that we live in one of the richest and most privileged nations on earth, then we risk repeating the errors in our history.

We haven’t eradicated poverty in the UK, we’ve exported it. As a nation we’ve become rich on the backs of others. There is a safety net in our society for even the poorest among us but in the poorest nations, drought and malnutrition are commonplace, education and medication is a luxury and good governance and the rule of law cannot be guaranteed.

Despite these problems caused largely by geography the lives and values of the people of Burkina Faso are an example to us all. Their love and resilience in the face of so much suffering is humbling. Their hard work and family unity is a model for us who live in a society of broken homes and their generosity and hospitality even though they have nothing is a powerful reminder that we all share a common humanity.

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest nations on earth. It’s hot and arid and suffers from a lack water and food. It’s landlocked so taxes and transportation are expensive. There has been little investment since its independence in 1982 and after 27 years of single party democracy there have been a spate of coups which has left the country vulnerable to extremist attacks. Over 100,000 people have been displaced from neighbouring Mali and the UN have set up large refugee camps in the north. But the violence has followed and thousands of people have been forced to leave their villages and are flooding villages further south.

Recently about 100 people have sought help from villages where we have built schools and established food security, and we’re going to help.

If you want to help, you can donate by texting THPBF and the amount you want to donate to 70085 e.g. Texting THPBF 10 to 70085 will donate £10 (plus the cost of a standard rate message).

Burkina Faso