Happy Thanksgiving from Konkourona!

Life in the remote village of Konkourona, Burkina Faso, is hard, but it has improved dramatically over the past 4 years. We are extremely grateful to our closest friends, colleagues and family members for joining us in helping this community build a brighter future.

There are security risks in Burkina Faso that prevent most people from visiting, so I wanted to share photos of what life in the village is like and just some of the amazing transformations that have taken place.

Students on their way to school in Konkourona

Enthusiasm for learning

Flexibility for students to learn at their own pace and continue to attend school for as long as it takes to learn what is needed

Focus and determination


Wellness checks

Sick care

Healthcare for all

Healthcare workers willing to move to Konkourona

Healthy mothers and babies

Ladi Fatou, the first baby born in the Sandia Millogo Health and Social Promotion Center in December 2022, and her mother

Availability of a rapid diagnostic test for malaria

Being able to leave the health center with a prescription, once diagnosed

Leaving the pharmacy with life-saving medicines

Medicines for all

Modern technology

Clean water






Cows and shepherd


New life

Warren Sare, Burkinabe photographer (adult above), who brought the village to life for us through these photos