By providing a clean water sources:
We can double the yield in agriculture.
We can combat water born diseases.
We can send more kids to school.
We can diminish women and child labor, and much more!
Increased access to groundwater coupled with smart water storage and irrigation systems can increase food production year round. Currently, the rainy season only last 3 months out of the year.
We have a direct connection to the villagers we work with. We work with the community to ensure projects are desired and maintained into the future. Wherever possible, Koom International promotes the use of renewable energies and educates the community members on all equipment.
What is the issue?
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in the heart of West Africa. The country is disadvantaged not only for not having access to the ocean, but being precariously positioned just south of the ever-expanding Sahara desert. The encroachment of the Sahara desert negatively impacts the country’s vegetation, soil, and climate causing scarce and irregular rain patterns. Burkina Faso is a developing country and is identified as one of the poorest in the world. Poverty in Burkina Faso is accentuated by the lack of access to reliable, clean, water, and its inefficient use during the rainy season.
It is important to note that more than 80% of Burkina Faso’s capital is based on agriculture, and more than 85% of the agricultural activities are being conducted in the rural areas where farmers are mainly uneducated, therefore jeopardizing the hope of sustainability of Burkina Faso agriculture if immediate actions aren’t taken.
Our partner organization, African Action Against Misery (AAM), based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso was formed in 2010. AAM works closely with Koom International to implement projects funded and designed by Koom International.