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Burkina Faso
Beekeeper training in Yalka village, Burkina Faso - by Ollivier Girard
Total area: 274,200 km2
Population: 17,322,796 (2014)
Literacy: 14%
Official languages: French
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1,879 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 55 years
Religions: 61% Muslim, 19% Catholic, 15% indigenous beliefs, 4% Protestant, 1% other religions
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Burkina Faso

When rains fail
September 2013
Like most people in the Burkina Faso village of Pissila, Samuel and his family rely on the land for their food. Droughts are always dreaded but the villagers have a back-up when the rains fail - the community grain bank. Last year Samuel was able to buy millet from the grain bank (supported by CREDO) at a reduced rate to help his family through a lean patch when food was in short supply. The grain bank buys food in advance in the years when crop production is low so people don’t have to leave to find work or find food. Furthermore, if someone is running out of food they can come and ask to buy food on credit. As rain patterns change and harvests become increasingly vulnerable, give thanks for this vital ministry. (Tearfund)
Asking for forgiveness
July 2011
One villager in Hounde actively participated in the ceremonies and sacrifices in his village but he had developed a hatred for his parents. One evening he heard a message on the radio about forgiveness as a source of blessing. That night he couldn't sleep - a voice told him to kill himself and another to go and ask forgiveness from his parents and save his life. He decided to go wake his parents late at night and ask forgiveness. Having chosen to follow Jesus, he is now a changed person and is grateful for his deliverance. Pray for the growth of Christian radio in Burkina Faso. (Reach Beyond)

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Total area: 274,200 km2
Population: 17,322,796 (2014)
Literacy: 14%
Official languages: French
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1,879 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 55 years
Religions: 61% Muslim, 19% Catholic, 15% indigenous beliefs, 4% Protestant, 1% other religions