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The stories of Engage Burkina

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Special Needs Ministry

August 30, 2014
We have been praying for an opportunity to tackle some of the most difficult circumstances we have encountered in Burkina. I believe now we have the beginnings of an incredible solution to some huge challenges. Going to Burkina Faso is a life changing experience. For me, the realization that so many people were living poor and hurting has become a personal calling to make a difference. I personally believe that once...

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Every Well Breaks Down

March 03, 2014
Recently, I was listening to a talk from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit put on by Willow Creek Community Church. Author Sheryl WuDunn was speaking and said this, "50% of water wells fail within one year." She wasn't speaking about water. In fact, she was talking about something else entirely.  Author WuDunn just threw it out there as something she knew to be true, and she's right. A quick search on...

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My Well Is Your Well

February 26, 2014
One of the things that we have learned from first-hand experience while working to provide water in Burkina Faso, West Africa are some of the difficulties that occur between people of different belief. It was a bit of a surprise when some of the Engage Burkina Team pulled into a village with a team of leaders who have provided resources for wells (and hope to provide more) and showed them a...

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Students Can Make A Difference

February 24, 2014
We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of our partners and give you a creative way that you can help the people of Burkina Faso. Clean water, education for children, and opportunities for women are huge needs. One Student Pastor has given us a great idea on how to make a difference. Grain of Hope was founded by Pastor Chris Coakley just a few years ago. In a short...

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Unforgettable Water Need

February 17, 2014
She had been in school the morning we came to her village on a trip assessing the water needs in some of the most untouched villages in Burkina Faso. There is easily 75-100 children in her elementary classroom. When she gets thirsty she doesn’t go ask her teacher if she can go get a drink of water. Why bother? They will never even know she is gone. She’s not being mischievous,...

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Free Money For Burkina

February 16, 2014
Over the last couple of years our work in Burkina Faso has benefitted a great deal from people going to their employers to ask about matching funds. In many cases it works like this; if you as an employee donate to a nonprofit, your business will donate money back to the same nonprofit (Engage Burkina) at a pre-determined match. We have had companies match gifts dollar for dollar, double or triple a...

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#ForBurkina

February 15, 2014
Throughout this year we not only want to give you regular updates of some of the work that is happening, but let you know of some ways that you can continue to partner with us to make a difference in Burkina Faso. So many people don’t even know where Burkina Faso is. That was true for me the first time I was in the country. Once I saw the immense poverty...

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