AEAD Burkina Faso
AEAD is an evangelical relief and development organisation (a charity or NGO) working to improve the lives of the people of Burkina Faso through the love of God. Currently we are actively involved in education, training, food security and evangelism. Providing heath care and a clean water supply are also important parts of our strategy. We work within the local community for the highest benefit of everyone concerned.
Burkina Faso is a very dry, land locked country above Ghana and Ivory Coast in West Africa reaching into the southern part of the Sahara desert. The nation was once known as Upper Volta, and is now democratic, peaceful, not corrupt and has a growing population of 12,000,000 people, 45% of whom live in absolute poverty level. The whole nation is faced with regular shortages of food and lack of educational and health facilities.
For nine years the AEAD ministry was located in Pastor Philippe's home before moving to its own office in January 2001, located in the capital city of Ouagadougou in the centre of the country.
Pastor Philippe and Josephine Ouedraogo founded AEAD together in 1992 with the help of a committee. Today both the AEAD staff and the local community members are joint owners of the vision as well as being beneficiaries.
Philippe and Josephine's children - Daniel, Muriel and Stephan are fully involved and a great help.
AEAD has become what its partners know is needed in Burkina Faso and have worked hard to make it an effective ministry. The present board has five members whose impact is very positive and appreciated both by local and national authorities.
AEAD was officially registered by the Burkina Faso government in April 1992 as a development organisation and is a permanent member of the Secretariat of NGO's, and as such may receive imported goods duty free.
From the very beginning AEAD's physical and spiritual development programmes have reflected government national development policies and have gained the ministry a good reputation at local and national levels.
As Christians we intentionally demonstrate the love of God across every racial or religious barrier.
We work by addressing the root causes of poverty together by fully involving and empowering the local community and drawing in the cooperation of other interested agencies or individuals.
Some of our current projects include:
with places for 400 children in the 2001-2002 academic year.
Training, conferences and seminars for community leaders.
Adult literacy and discipleship.
Health and AIDS awareness programmes and primary health care centres.
Micro business start up and development.
Children's camps and good news clubs.
Food security programmes including loans to buy oxen, digging wells to provide clean water, land management, animal farming, food production and distribution,
Evangelism and church planting by showing the Jesus film, supporting local Pastors, and producing Christian literature in local languages.
Partnership with AEAD and Burkina Faso
is very cost effective and is a blessing
for both the people at home and the people here
Between $10 and $50 will provide education for a child for a month
Between $50 and $100 will show the Jesus films to 1 000 peoples
Between $100 and $150 will start a micro-business
Between $ 200 and $500 will feed 300 people for a month or run a health centre
$1,000 will buy a moped or plant a church.
$ 7,500 will dig a well for 1,000 people and last for at least 25 years.
What is the next step ?
Please contact me now by e-mail in English or French and I will reply as soon as I can.
Or e-mail me later at firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Pastor Philippe Ouedraogo.
My address is 01 BP 4326 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso.
My telephone number is +226-43-05-15
My fax number is + 226-43-01-22.
Thank you and God bless you.
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