Most people living in Burkina Faso depend on subsistence farming. But frequent droughts result in severe hardship for many. Over two million people have fled the country.
Islam and traditional religions are strong and there are many yet to be reached with the message of Jesus – an estimated 28 people groups remain unengaged.
Mission Africa originally worked in Burkina Faso in the 1930s and returned in the 1990s. Since then, we have been working in partnership with the EPE and WEC , among the largely unreached Dagara people in the south west of the country.
In 1996, Mission Africa’s Jeremy and Rachel Nash began reaching out to the Dagara community. Over the years many of them have accepted the Gospel and have turned from idol worship to faith in Christ. In a comparatively short time, great progress has been made. We feel that God is encouraging us to develop our ministry among this unreached group, and possibly to expand into neighbouring people groups within Burkina Faso.