Mission

BARKA empowers the people of Burkina Faso to thrive by partnering with rural villages to break the poverty cycle…permanently.

Empowerment

Supporting Women and Girls Through Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR)

The Hub of the Wheel

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

Social Art

Using Theatre to Change Behavior

Reciprocity

Service Learning, Leadership and Cultural Exchange

IMPACT ON THE GROUND

Wells Drilled

Latrines Constructed in 5 Rural Primary Schools

People Sensitized Through Theatre Performances

Beneficiaries in Rural Villages

MHM Cabins Constructed to Support Menstrual Hygiene

What Clean Water Means for a Village

Highlights from The Water Fair

A Video Love Letter to Burkina Faso

US Ambassador Sings BARKA’s Praises

BARKA Co-Founders Ina & Esu Anahata present The Mogho Naaba with a Peace Award

“I am the Mossi King representing more than half of the Burkina Faso population. My full support of The BARKA Foundation is based on the social, spiritual, economic, and moral benefit for the people of Burkina. Together we hope to change the world in some small yet significant way for the betterment of all.”

His Majesty, Emperor Mogho Naaba

Where in the World is Burkina Faso?

Burkina by Numbers 

Have you ever heard of Burkina Faso? Here’s why you should care…

The Flip Side

The statistics behind one of poorest nations on the planet are sobering. But they don’t tell the whole story.

The Meaning of BARKA

“‘Barka’ is an African word of gratitude, blessing & reciprocity.

Why we chose this ancient word.

News from Burkina Faso

BARKA spans the globe searching the internet every day to hand pick interesting articles about life in Burkina Faso. News, Security, Indigenous Culture, the Arts, and more can be found in the News Archive we call the BARKIVES.

Burkinabè Bounty Trailer

A Barefoot Revolution

Top Story

Change of regime leaves Burkina Faso disillusioned

Five years after an uprising chased Blaise Compaore from power, terrorism and its dire impact on a rural economy cast a pall over a country that had hoped for a democratic, prosperous future.

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Media Gallery

BARKA has a collection of thousands of incredible photos and is now putting cameras into the hands of high school students in Burkina Faso.

See the beauty, magic, and hard work that makes up the BARKA story.