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Burkina Faso

There are 101 volunteers in Burkina Faso working with their communities on projects in education, health and community economic development. During their service in Burkina Faso, volunteers learn to speak local languages, including: Bissa, French, Fulfuldé, Gulmancema, Gurunssi, Hidi, Itanikom, Jula, Kanuri, Kapsiki, Karunfe, Katsena, Lobiri, Lyele, Mandara, Mooré, Mungaka, Siamou and Yemba. More than 1,940 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Burkina Faso since the program was established in 1967. 

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Vital Statistics

Population Average
12 million
Program Dates
1967-1987, 1995-present
Number of Volunteers
101
Total Volunteers to Date
1,940
Program Sectors

Education, Health, Community Economic Development

Languages Spoken
Bissa, French, Fulfuldé, Gulmancema, Gurunssi, Hidi, Itanikom, Jula, Kanuri, Kapsiki, Karunfe, Katsena, Lobiri, Lyele, Mandara, Mooré, Mungaka, Siamou and Yemba

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