Letter from the Board

100_6042_1024As is evident throughout this website, BARKA has profound impact on the lives of all those it touches in Burkina Faso.  And there is still so much more to be done.  We feel we’re just at the beginning of a long journey.

The BARKA Board of Directors continues to be impressed by the ability of the BARKA team to accomplish so much with so little. In a climate where well-known non-profits are being investigated for misuse of their donor’s funds, BARKA stands out as a model of efficiency in terms of converting donations into results on the ground. This is a reflection of the integrity and transparency that are part of BARKA’s mission, and it is a testament to the resourcefulness, determination, and passion of its founders, employees and volunteers.

As BARKA looks to expand its impact by providing broader services to more people, the organization needs to move to the next level of resources and staffing. It is clear that taking BARKA to the next level requires a renewed and heightened focus on fundraising. This will be a critical initiative in the coming year, and one that we on the Board wholeheartedly support.

We thank you for visiting BARKA’s website and invite you to help support our growing organization.   Without such financial assistance, BARKA couldn’t pursue its mission of sustainable development in Burkina Faso. We hope you will take a look around the site, particularly our project portfolio, and if you like what you see, make a tax-deductible donation here. This way, you too can join the BARKA family and help to positively impact lives of rural villagers in Burkina Faso. We can’t do it without you!

Barka is an ancient West African word of gratitude, blessing and reciprocity.


The BARKA Foundation Board of Directors