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Burkina Faso

There are currently 110 Volunteers in Burkina Faso working in the areas of education, health and community economic development. During their service in Burkina Faso, Volunteers learn to speak the 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 1,880 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
110
Total Volunteers to Date
1,880
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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