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Joanna ILBOUDO, tells about the beginning of ACTS. Read about ACTS formation...
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ACTS works among the most vulnerable people in one of the poorest countries* in the world—Burkina Faso. Village widows and orphans are the forgotten ones. They have no voice and no means of support. They are considered outcasts due to the fear of AIDS. 

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Widows have no opportunity for education and therefore have no hope of gaining the skills necessary to support a family. 

Orphans find that relatives are reluctant to take them in because they are already struggling to care for their own children or they are afraid of the stigma of AIDS.

In order to survive orphans become victims of prostitution or live on the streets. Diseases such as malaria, meningitis and polio kill many children already weakened by malnutrition.

With no financial means, no education, no health care and no one to help, widows and orphans are hopelessly caught in a cycle of poverty, sickness and ignorance.

* UN Human Development Index (HDI) ranks Burkina Faso 173 out of 179 countries

A Way Out

ACTS provides a way out for widows and orphans through programs designed to make broken people whole.

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1. Formal Education - preschool through secondary

2. Vocational training, literacy and publishing

2. Water, hygiene and sanitation and HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns

3. Ellel Medical Center

4. Temple Evangélique El Roï and evangelism

5. Human rights for women and children

6. Feeding program and orphanage

 

 

 

 

[Click here for a list of PROGRAMS and links.]

[Click here to read about programs for WOMEN.]

[Click here to read about programs for CHILDREN.]

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ACTS Center in Saonré is dedicated to giving a hand up and not a handout to the forgotten ones of Burkina Faso...widows and orphans.




"Seeking a Way Out" and other videos can be viewed. Click to see a list of films about ACTS and the people we serve....


We would be pleased to hear comments or receive questions from you. Click for contact information... Merci

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