Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in the center of West Africa, formerly a colony of France, then named "Upper Volta". After a revolution in 1984, the country called itself Burkina Faso meaning "Land of Honest Men".
Poverty continues to be strongly linked to food insecurity. As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina faso has around 43.7% of it's population living under the poverty line and ranked 185 out of 188 countries on the UNDP Human Development Index in 2015.
Natural disasters such as floods, droughts, or locust attacks occur and cause crops to fail, leaving families struggling to meet their needs.
The daily activities of the rural Burkinabè are very basic: to fetch water, tend small crops, and take care of their families. Education is out of reach for most families.
Despite numerous adversities and lack of worldly possessions, the Burkinabè are welcoming and hospitable people.