OnePlusGod Ministries is involved in two countries in West Africa, Burkina Faso and Mali. We have the opportunity to partner with some great missionaries and ministries who are very passionate about this area of the world.
Facts about West Africa:
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast;Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest.
The official language is French, since Burkina Faso was colonized by France. Other languages spoken include Mòoré, Gourma, Fulfulde, Dioula, Tamasheq.
Burkina Faso has a population of 16.3 million.
Staple foods are sorghum, millet, rice, maize, peanuts, potatoes, bean, yams and okra.
60% of the population is Muslim, while 19% is Catholic, 15% are Animists, and 5% are Protestants.
Almost 40% of adults in Africa are illiterate – two-thirds are women. Adult literacy rates are below 50% in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.
Over 240 million Africans suffer from chronic undernourishment.
Africa has eight of the 11 major biomes and the largest-remaining populations of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, cheetah, hyena, leopard and hundreds of other species.
West African dishes are typically cooked in one pot and are heavy with starch and fat and light on meat. Cooks often employ fish, goat or lamb meat, rice, peanuts, okra, plantains, hot spices and root vegetables such as yams and cassava.
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