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POCATELLO SISTER CITIES AFRICA

 

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Come join Pocatello’s Sister City Village to help spread knowledge, hope, empowerment and health to some of the poorest people in the world. Help Kwaremenguel, help yourself.

 
CURRENT PROJECTS

 

Add to the current student sponsorship fund by donating just a few dollars or a full sponsorship. High school sponsorships are $295 and college is $590 for a full year. Any amount will help the students obtain an education.

 

 

Help us purchase an ambulance for the village. Yes, they have a medical dispensary, but sometimes they need more. The village is close to 75 miles from the closest hospital in their area. The ambulance will help:

 

* Save lives
* Improve the quality of life
* Bring medical security
* Receive medical care not available in village.

 

An ambulance is greatly needed for Kwaremenguel, because of the remoteness of the village.

 

To help us, please give what you can to help make this necessity happen for the village.

 

 

 

 
PAST PROJECTS

  • 1999  Formalization of Sister City between Pocatello and Kwaremenguel, Burkina Faso and first trip to village.
  • 1999  Motor for mill purchased to replace old motor.
  • 2000  Creation of small business loans for members of village.
  • 2000  Hundreds of pounds of school supplies sent.
  • 2000  Fundraising to build a three room school begins.
  • 2005  Secondary school students receive sponsorships from individuals in the Pocatello area.
  • 2008  School building in Kwaremenguel completed.
  • 2008  All grades of students, first through sixth grade, attend school at the same time since the village was created.
  • 2009  Building of six teachers homes in the village.
  • 2010  Sixty three secondary students along with six college students now receive sponsorships to school.
  • 2010  Small business loans grew from $300 to $1600.
  • 2010  Second trip to Kwaremenguel.
  • 2011  Purchased 50 desks for the school.
  • 2011  Increased small business loans by $1600 total of $3200.
  • 2012  Purchased solar panels for dispensary.
  • 2013  Eight college graduates and 52 graduates from grade school. Double the national average.
  • 2013  Purchased 2 irrigation pumps for the women in the village along with fencing to go around garden areas.
 
LOCATION

 

We are often asked, where is Burkina Faso? It is just above Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo and Benin; below Mali and a neighbor to Niger on the east. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. They have a country population of 13,200,000 people, the capital in Ouagadougou. They speak French and their tribal languages.

 


 

 

 


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