Where We Work

Snapshot of Burkina Faso


of people live below the poverty line


lack access to improved sanitation


mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births

Ouali Palamanga

A letter from Compassion Burkina Faso Director Palamanga Ouali

Dear Sponsor, Warm greetings from Burkina Faso! I am Palamanga Ouali. I have been the Country Director of Compassion Burkina Faso for more than seven years. I am privileged to be a part of this God-ordained ministry to children. I am married to Liliane and the Lord has blessed us with three children: Yolanda, Jessica and Michael. My family and I love the Lord and we worship in a local church of the International Society of Missionaries of Ouagadougou, the capital city.

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Celia the Conqueror

Eight-year-old Celia Lompo is registered at the BF-209 SIM Church Child Development Centre in Fada N’gourma in Burkina Faso’s Est Province. In Celia’s community, when parents are unable to fund the education of all their children, priority is usually given to boys over girls. People believe girls will get married and leave the family, while boys will always be there to support them.

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Prayer requests for Burkina Faso

  • Pray for all registered beneficiaries to be protected from fall, drowning, accident and all kind of injury during the upcoming rainy season, when such incidents are more common. Please pray for a good harvest during the rainy season, and for protection of the workers in the fields.
  • Pray for our brother Ouali Palamanga as he leaves his old role as country director and takes up a new position as Africa Regional Field Director. Please pray for his replacement and for the rest of the Compassion Burkina Faso national staff during a time of transition.
  • Please pray for peace and security in Burkina Faso, particularly in the troubled northern regions; pray for the protection, good health and security of the children and their family members.
  • Please keep praying for communities that lack safe water and proper sanitation; pray for the protection of the children’s health against waterborne diseases and for provision for the churches and communities that lack these basic facilities.