Gala Dinner

On the final evening of The Water Fair there was a Gala Dinner to launch the International Water Fund, a financial mechanism to fund water projects in the eastern region. The Godmother of the Gala was none other than the First Lady of Burkina Faso, Madame Sika Bella KaborĂ©. She inaugurated the Water Fund with a generous $2000 donation, followed by the Minister of Mines, Oumarou Idani, who made a $1000 donation. Donations were also made from US citizens and throughout Burkina Faso. Several top artists also performed at the Gala, and the evening culminated with a Fashion Show. RTB, Burkina’s national TV and Radio network, covered the event.