Association Pengdwende

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Association Pengdwende

Burkina Faso
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
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Georgette teaches Burkinabe how to obtain official papers such as identity cards, marriage licenses, and birth certificates and works with local authorities to improve public access to these documents.

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Millions of people in Burkina Faso cannot fully exercise their rights and privileges as citizens because they do not possess official personal documents. Georgette Koala and her organization, the Pengdwendé Association, are assisting people, individually and collectively, to obtain identification cards, birth and marriage certificates, and other official documents through targeted education and information campaigns. Georgette's work targets mainly women because female illiteracy is high and women are most at risk of having their rights denied.