Burkina Faso | 2022 | CBPF
Nouna, Burkina Faso. Alima Traore, a mother of five, used to be able to provide for her family before attacks by armed men forced her to leave her village, her business and the fields she would work with her husband.
First, armed men threatened her husband, forcing him to flee and leave his family behind. Then they came back and killed one man. “This incident spread fear throughout the village.This fear caused my three-month pregnancy to die. From then on, I fled with my children to settle in Nouna.,” says Traore. The town is only about 7 km from her village, but her life has changed dramatically.
“My husband and I had the means to live before, because we raised livestock and farmed, in addition to the small business that I did,” says Traore. “Here, I have to cover my expenses alone. I pay the rent, the water, the wood for the kitchen, the schooling of my children,” she says.
But things are looking up, now that she received three small goats and 25,500 CFA in cash from OCADES Caritas. “Thanks to this donation, I will be able to resume my breeding activities and provide for my children. I thank the donors for these gifts which will help me a lot.”
Financing was provided by the Regional Humanitarian Fund for West and Central Africa (RHFWCA).
More information on the Regional Humanitarian Fund for West and Central Africa (d:
OCHA – POOLED FUNDS DATA HUB – By Country (unocha.org)