Among the communities in Burkina Faso

Mani Tese's activities involve over 20,000 people in Burkina Faso.
In recent years, progressive desertification has made it difficult to cultivate the land, an activity that employs about eight out of ten citizens. Furthermore, the grip of terrorism has begun to tighten around a nation famous for inter-religious tolerance and protagonist in 2014 of an exemplary democratic transition.
Mani Tese works in the central and eastern part of the country to stop the degradation of the environment, promote forms of sustainable development and train leaders capable of guiding their communities in a peaceful and food sovereign future.
Read the stories of the beneficiaries of our projects and find out how participating in training courses or buying basic equipment - such as an oven or a sieve - can really make a difference for them, their families and communities in which they live.


The sun rises over the village of Kindi and Elisabeth Kabore, 43, wears her blue uniform and walks out onto the backyard. A few hens cackle around. Her daughter rubs her eyes.


Seven in the morning. Koudougou outskirts. About ten women are bent over a tomato field.


A broad smile, with a few teeth, opens on Jeanne’s face as she hands a parcel of couscous to a woman from the neighborhood


The only way to reach the village of Banko is a track that winds through the savannah around Koudougou.


Around Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the brousse stretches flat and silent: a barren savannah, swept from November to March by the Armattano…


Just outside Koudougou, near the village of Ramongo, there is a large fenced field…