Burkina Faso

Stories from Burkina Faso

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Burkina Faso.

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Pugsada Tara Panga (Girls Are Strong)

I spend a sizable number of hours per day with my 8-year-old host sister, Elvira. 

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Burkina Faso M&B training

If there is anything I have learned in my time working with young women, it is that gender roles and perceptions impact all areas of development. 

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Literacy Lab LGL

Happy International Education Week!

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Feed the Future prep time

During my first two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, I lived in a village of about 2,000 people, working on community economic development with small savings and loans groups on income-generating activities.

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Paul Menard

In honor of Older Americans Month, the Peace Corps commends those who defy expectations of age and pursue the next chapter of their lives by making a difference overseas.

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burkina faso stall at the vegetable fair

Bougui, a village in Burkina Faso of roughly 2,500 people, has a dam that serves as the water source for the many gardens that community members depend on for food and income. 

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VIDEO: Peace Corps Digs: Burkina Faso

What's it like to live in a compound with 500 other people? Find out as we explore Burkina Faso Volunteer Calder's house.

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Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

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girls soccer Tanzania

Live Your Goals is a slogan of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. However, "living your goals" is more of a dream than a reality for millions of girls globally.

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