Barka, St. Joseph Hospital

Barka, St. Joseph Hospital

From left to right: Dr. Kevyn Comstock, Esu Anahata, Ina Anahata, Issouf "Kodjo" Bance, President Mary Prybylo, Karim Combari, Spiritual Care Director Andrew Files, Primary Care Director Mya-Lisa King, Miki MacDonald N.P. January 22, 2020 We would like to get down on...

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Op-Ed: Why We Should Care About Burkina Faso Right Now

Op-Ed: Why We Should Care About Burkina Faso Right Now

Photo: Emergency water distribution in Fada N'Gourma, November, 2019 January, 2020, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso Fourteen years ago, my wife and I co-founded The BARKA Foundation, a UN-affiliated NGO with special consultative status with ECOSOC. BARKA’s work focuses...

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BARKA’s Annual Report and Strategic Plan

BARKA’s Annual Report and Strategic Plan

In anticipation of BARKA's Annual Retreat for the Board of Directors, we are releasing our Triennial Report for the past 3 years. This is now available for download here. However we are also looking forward and planning the details for BARKA's strategic direction for...

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Burkina’s Mango Rain 2019

What is a Mango Rain? It's the first rain of the year, which usually comes in April. Why is it called a Mango Rain? Because at this time of year, as the temperature continues to rise, the mangoes are ripening on the mango trees, soon to be available to eat. When was...

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Swampscott High School Walks for Water on Water Day

Swampscott High School Walks for Water on Water Day

[See original post in North of Boston WICKED LOCAL] Students lug water through Swampscott High to benefit West African nation Posted Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 PM Updated Mar 25, 2019 at 4:29 PM The Walk for Water was sponsored by the Swampscott and Marblehead High School...

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More Water on Tap for Burkina Faso

BARKA Project to Drill 24 Wells in Fada in Development As we've mentioned in prior blog posts, regrettably, terrorism is on the rise in Burkina Faso. The eastern region is the newest stronghold for these terrorist groups. Despite this new and dangerous threat, BARKA's...

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2018: A Year of Impact

A Look Back at All We Achieved This Past Year: THE WATER FAIR Produced and hosted Burkina Faso's national World Water Day celebration: The Water Fair, a 5-day event beautifully chronicled in this film. In the process we met the First Lady of Burkina Faso, the US...

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Year-End Letter from BARKA’s Co-Founders

Much is happening in Burkina Faso right now. It was a good harvest, despite a very shaky beginning - there was no rain in June and everyone was fearing another famine like the one caused by poor rains in 2017. But the rains did come, and not too much either. It's not...

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Donor Letter

Donor Letter

Anna Saldo Burke is a retired educator who worked closely with BARKA Foundation for years in the process of teaching her 3rd grade students about the Water Cycle.  While working at the Sullivan Elementary School in North Adams, MA, Anna devised a unique and creative...

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