BASE – BURKINA ACTION SOLIDAIRE ET D’ENTRAIDE
BASE is an NGO with three main focus areas: child development and education, economic development, and peace-building. They take care of street children and youth in order to contribute to their social and professional integration. While they provide a variety of services for their participants, they also use football as an exit strategy for youth experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and other social difficulties
Burkina Faso is one of the countries with the lowest Human Development Index in the world (UNDP, 2013). Around 44.6% of the population live below the national poverty level. Living in a landlocked country makes the country’s population particularly vulnerable to economic shocks, which limit vulnerable people’s access to food, as well as housing (World Food Programme, 2015).