Pocatello Sister Cities Africa

About the Committee
Come join Pocatello’s Sister City Village to help spread knowledge, hope, empowerment and health to some of the poorest people in the world. Help Kwaremenguel, help yourself. Visit our Pocatello Sister Cities Africa Facebook page.
Current Projects
Add to the current student sponsorship fund by donating just a few dollars or a full sponsorship. High school sponsorships are $295 and college is $590 for a full year. Any amount will help the students obtain an education.

Help us purchase an ambulance for the village. Yes, they have a medical dispensary, but sometimes they need more. The village is close to 75 miles from the closest hospital in their area. The ambulance will help:
  • Save lives
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Bring medical security
  • Receive medical care not available in village.
An ambulance is greatly needed for Kwaremenguel, because of the remoteness of the village.

To help us, please give what you can to help make this necessity happen for the village.
Past Projects
  • 1999 - Formalization of Sister City between Pocatello and Kwaremenguel, Burkina Faso and 1st trip to village.
  • 1999 - Motor for mill purchased to replace old motor.
  • 2000 - Creation of small business loans for members of village.
  • 2000 - Hundreds of pounds of school supplies sent.
  • 2000 - Fundraising to build a 3 room school begins.
  • 2005 - Secondary school students receive sponsorships from individuals in the Pocatello area.
  • 2008 - School building in Kwaremenguel completed.
  • 2008 - All grades of students, 1st through 6th grade, attend school at the same time since the village was created.
  • 2009 - Building of 6 teachers homes in the village.
  • 2010 - 63 secondary students along with 6 college students now receive sponsorships to school.
  • 2010 - Small business loans grew from $300 to $1,600.
  • 2010 - Second trip to Kwaremenguel.
  • 2011 - Purchased 50 desks for the school.
  • 2011 - Increased small business loans by $1,600 total of $3,200.
  • 2012 - Purchased solar panels for dispensary.
  • 2013 - 8 college graduates and 52 graduates from grade school. Double the national average.
  • 2013 - Purchased 2 irrigation pumps for the women in the village along with fencing to go around garden areas.
Location
We are often asked, where is Burkina Faso? It is just above Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo and Benin; below Mali and a neighbor to Niger on the east. Burkina Faso is 1 of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. They have a country population of 13,200,000 people, the capital in Ouagadougou. They speak French and their tribal languages.
Map of Africa