How CCFC is helping women in Burkina Faso
European Union representatives visit program areas to see the impact being made
By Patrice Zongo, communications manager, Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO — Two members of the European Union local delegation in Burkina Faso — contributors to financing projects — recently visited Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) program areas to meet the children and families being helped, thanks to donor support.
Anouk Van neck and Thomas Huyghebaert visited two projects. The first spotlighted town representatives in Nioko showing what they learned about nurturing a newborn and creating a stimulating environment for growth. “I am impressed by the way women are so enthusiastic,” said Van neck. “[From] what I have seen, I understand why.”
Next, was a visit to Kougri to see the impact of a village-savings-and-loans project (VSLA), which is seeing big returns. The duo met 25 women who collectively saved $6,767. They saw how the VSLA has helped women express their independence and meet their family’s needs.
The message was clear: women are being encouraged to take the lead in their life, thanks to donor support. Stay tuned to ccfcanada.ca for more stories from women who are finding their voice, thanks to interventions from CCFC, on behalf of donors.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has almost 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting nearly 400,000 people around the world.