A landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is almost 62% Muslim, with a growing Shia population. IMI works with these newly-converted Shia communities through our work with Sheikh Issa and ComfortAid. Food and water insecurity, inadequate rain, poverty and unemployment leave communities in dire need of our help and support. In light of COVID-19, IMI organized food rations and uniform delivery for the students and their families. IMI dug three wells in the area, two for general use and one much needed for the students during the hot, dry season.
IMI hopes to sponsor additional wells in the area, priced at $1500 USD each. IMI also hopes to establish much-needed medical infrastructure, including medical clinics and facilities for the growing community.
We are working with our partners in Burkina Faso who are providing food to vulnerable families widows, orphans, the elderly, day wagers, street vendors, and abandoned mothers during COVID-19.
Amongst our other projects in the region, IMI is working to build a school in Burkina Faso's newly-converted Shia communities through our work with Sheikh Issa.
The school is set to finish construction within this year, providing new, clean and accessible learning spaces for hundreds of students.
View updates to the school's construction in pictures below, and click the link to donate to our Burkina Faso appeal today.