Message from the President

Thank you for visiting the Friends of Burkina Faso website! As President of FBF, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you. We hope you find the site informative and enjoyable. What's more, we hope you'll find some way to engage with FBF now and in the future.

As you go through these pages, you will see that FBF has an impressive record of devotion and service to Burkina. FBF is completely voluntary; many members served as Peace Corps volunteers between 1967 and present, while others are Burkinabé or other Americans with Burkina ties. We have a strong board of directors of nine officers. Officers chair Committees for Projects, Technology, Communications, Newsletter, and Membership

This structure has helped us achieve real progress on many fronts. Our projects reach diverse areas, from education to health to water supply and more. We also love to celebrate the ties that join us, whether it was the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps-and Burkina Faso's independence-in 2011 or the presentation of our inaugural Peace Prize to the Mogho Naba in September 2015.

We believe our work sets a high standard for "Friends of" organizations. We pledge to the people of Burkina Faso that we will keep building this extraordinary friendship, through continued projects, increased communications, and new opportunities to work together.

Michael J. Lavoie
President, Friends of Burkina Faso
RPCV Burkina Faso '75-'77