About Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso, a landlocked country tucked into a corner West Africa, has much potential but is often misunderstood. Despite years of political hardship, the culture of Burkina Faso is a sample of humanity at its best – warm, hospitable, and resilient. Formerly called Upper Volta, the country was renamed in 1984 to reflect the cultural heritage of its people better. Despite new prospects for the country speaking of the heightened risk of terrorist attacks, food insecurity, and more, the future looks hopeful for this small and naturally beautiful country, as there has been an increase in social service funding in recent years.