Action COVID-19

Burkina Faso is experiencing one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in Sub-Saharan Africa. The country’s health system counts only 11 ventilators for a population of over 19 million. With the ongoing humanitarian crisis and 840,000 displaced by violence, the situation risks deteriorating rapidly.


CFC is extending our education support to include soaps and masks for our students and graduates, to help protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.

We have started buying soap locally in Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso and Koudougou. The girls will each receive two bars a week and enough masks for themselves and their families, for at least the next three months.

As of 27 April, masks have been made compulsory by the Burkina Government. One of the dressmaking workshops partnering with our scholarship program quickly began making masks. CFC hopes to encourage this workshop to make enough of them so that the 70 families in our program can benefit from their supply.

The soap and mask distribution program costs 20 EUR/CHF/USD for every beneficiary for three months.

We welcome your solidarity and generous support to help fund this urgent program.

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‘Chance for Change’ to 5 Arcadia Court, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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Agueratou, in her second and last year to become a nursing assistant, participates in a COVID-19 awareness campaign in a village in south central Burkina. It was part of an internship that she started before the lockdown.