Teeem work in Ouadaradouo
Near the border of both Ghana and the Ivory Coast, the Ouadaradouo region in the West African nation of Burkina Faso is one of the poorest areas in a very impoverished country.
Life and Death At a Glance in Burkina Faso
A baby in the USA is about 10 times less at risk of dying in childbirth.
A worker in the USA lives on a salary that on average is about 30 times greater than that of a worker in Burkina Faso.
A person in the USA typically dies about 20 years later than a person in Burkina Faso.
PER CAPITA INCOME
INFANT MORTALITY RATE
TOP 5 CAUSES OF DEATH
57 / 56
65 / 1000
Lower Respiratory Infections
Preterm Birth Complications
81 / 76
6 / 1000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
With a doctor, nurse, pharmacist and surgeon, the health facility treated over 5,800 very needy patients in 2017 and 157 minor surgeries were performed in the village. All free of charge.
With microloans, women run business cooperatives, and, as in the case of food production, all the enterprises benefit the community. Ten women received mircoloans in 2017 and had a payback rate of 100%.
FOOD AND EDUCATION
Over 10,000 meals were provided to 133 students in the primary school in 2017. A whole primary school can be fed for $1 or less per student during the dry season so children can attend school.