A former French colony, Burkina Faso gained independence as Upper Volta in 1960. In 1983 it was renamed Burkina Faso (“Land of Honest Men”). A landlocked country, it has suﬀered from recurring droughts and military coups. Poor even by West African standards, it has some gold resources, but agriculture is an important part of the economy. 80% of the 17.5 million people are rural.
Our Local Partner
ANTBA (L’Association Nationale pour la Traduction de la Bible et l’Alphabétisation). Formed in 1992, with the vision “to make the Word of God available to all Burkinabé in their own language, and enable each person to meditate upon it day-by-day.” ANTBA is currently engaged in 18 Scripture- translation and literacy projects. Training is of high value to ANTBA, which identifi es, recruits and trains committed Christian nationals who have heard the Lord’s call to serve in this way. As the largest literacy organization in the country, ANTBA enjoys favour with the government. Also, Burkinabé youth have formed a travelling music group to promote the ministry of ANTBA both at home and overseas.