Burkina Faso

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

BIRTH

A baby in the USA is about 10 times less at risk of dying in childbirth.

LIFE

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.

DEATH

A person in the USA typically dies about 20 years later than a person in Burkina Faso.

Country

POPULATION

PER CAPITA INCOME

LIFE EXPECTANCY
(In Years)

INFANT MORTALITY RATE
(Live Births)

TOP 5 CAUSES OF DEATH

Burkina Faso

18,450,000

$1,660

57 / 56

65 / 1000

Lower Respiratory Infections
Malaria
Diarrheal Disease
Stroke
Preterm Birth Complications

USA

319,000,000

$51,486

81 / 76

6.9 / 1000

Heart Disease
Cancer
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
Accidents
Stroke

Mother and two children at the health facility in Burkina Faso

TEEEM Provides

MEDICAL CARE

With a doctor, nurse, pharmacist and surgeon, the health facility can treat over 400 very needy patients on a monthly basis.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

With microloans, women run business cooperatives, and, as in the case of food production, all the enterprises benefit the community.

FOOD AND EDUCATION

A whole primary school can be fed for $1 or less per student during the dry season so children can attend school.