A woman living with HIV in Burkina Faso receives her monthly food ration.

Copyright: WFP/Peter Jourdan

New Opportunities For People Living With HIV In Burkina Faso

WFP supports more than 12,000 people affected by HIV in Burkina Faso. In addition to providing nutritional support, WFP helps them start their own businesses so they can sustain themselves and their families.

Overview

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in Africa, ranking 183 out of 186 countries on UNDP's Human Development Index (2013), showing little improvement in recent years.  44.6 percent of the population live below the poverty level, on less than USD 1.25 per day (Human Development Report 2013). High poverty levels, combined with the fact that Burkina Faso is landlocked, make the country's population particularly vulnerable to economic shocks such as high food prices, which limit vulnerable people’s access to food.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries930,000
Beneficiary needs (mt)13,307
Beneficiary needs ($US)39,194,058