Burkina Faso News

Celebrating 2013 International Women's Day Around the World

Meher Afroj Chumki, a member of Parliament in Bangaldesh, opens the 2013 International Women's Day Rally in Dhaka

Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's IWD theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” On March 8, 2013, thousands of women and men partnered with The Hunger Project around the world to advocate for equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women – see how.

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THP-Burkina Faso, Ministry of Health Partnership First of Its Kind in 2012

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In 2012, The Hunger Project-Burkina developed a first-ever partnership with the national Ministry of Health, bringing greater partnership with medical professionals at the epicenter level. Additionally, the Microfinance Program saw the official recognition of four new rural banks and the installation of new microfinance software to improve program efficiency.

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Clean Water from Epicenter Borehole Unites Community of Women


Rakiéta Ouédraogo, a member of Boulkon Epicenter in Burkina Faso, shares her experience of how the installation of the water borehole at the epicenter significantly changed her life.

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