Rimkieta, a neighborhood with hope

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 …it is called Rimkieta and is one of the poorest suburbs of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso, which in its native language means "the land of upright men", is one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world..


It's a country in Eastern África bordering Malí in the north-west, Níger in the north-east and Ivory CoastGhanaTogo and Benín in the south.


It was ranked 183 out of the 189 countries in the Human Development Index published by the United Nations in 2017. This is some of the significant data on development in Burkina Faso:

  • Per capita income is estimated at $1.650.
  • Infant mortality rate for children younger than 5 years old is 8%
  • Child schooling rate for children between 3 and 5 years old: 3%
  • Adult literacy rate is possibly 29%
  • Life expectancy at birth: 60 years
  • An old French colony, Burkina Faso became independent in 1960. Roch Marc Christian Kaobre President since december 2015. Before him, Blaise Compaore was the President from 1987 to 2014.


    The official language is French, although only a minority of the population speaks it.


    Religion: 50% Muslim, 30% traditional African religions and 20% Catholic.


Rimkieta's location in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

HDI (Human Developement Index). Índice que tiene en cuenta 3 dimensiones: la esperanza y calidad de vida, el nivel de educación y el nivel de ingresos

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