Burkina Faso

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

Participants

Marginalised youth

Locations

Across the country, including Ouahigouya, Ramatoulaye, Koumbri, Ramatoulaye, Namissiguima, Youba, and Tougou

Homelessness Statistics

44.6%
Of the population live below the poverty line

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).