Burkina Faso: nearly 2 million people displaced amid worst food crisis in a decade

Nearly one in ten people in Burkina Faso are displaced by conflict. Even more worrying, the rate of severe food insecurity has almost doubled compared to last year, with more than 600,000 people in a food emergency in this lean season, alert 28 international aid organizations. An urgent increase in funding for humanitarian assistance is needed to respond to the current situation which equals the severity of the emergency in Ukraine.

Aiding Women and Girls in Burkina Faso

Aiding Women and Girls in Burkina Faso

Women and Girls in Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is a landlocked, Sub-Saharan country in West Africa. Of the 20 million people residing there, 50.3 percent are female. Women and girls in Burkina Faso are likely to suffer from sexual or violent assault, experience forced...

When God Calls You, Trust that He will Equip You

When God Calls You, Trust that He will Equip You

The rain was beating against the window and as I squinted looking through I could see the trees bending in the storm and I wondered what damage may remain once the storm passed. It was Good Friday, 2012 and I was getting the last laundry and packing done for the...

Small Business School Classes on hold

Small Business School Classes on hold

We are looking at options for Lighting the Path to offer additional business classes to assist people who would like to learn how to start their own small business. With COVID and restrictions, we are not doing classes at this time, but will resume at some point....

The Story of Benkadi

The Story of Benkadi

Lighting the Path has educated these women in business and production skills to form a small enterprise. They learned how to make soap, how to market and sell and then formed the Benkadi Women’s Association. The word Benkadi is the Jula word for “sisters working together in harmony”.

The Women’s Aid Fund

The Women’s Aid Fund

The Women's Aid Fund was established when one of the women we were working with needed a prosthetic arm.  There was no way she could afford this and we saw that this would make a huge difference in her quality of life.  Medical and special needs hinder the quality of...