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Causes: Agricultural Programs, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Education, Educational Services, Food, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: To promote the raising and stimulation of human consciousness and potential; to promote a culture of peace through the achievement of the united nations millennium development goals; to develop new community-led models of sustainable development which ensure human rights, protect the environment, foster inter-cultural dialogue and reciprocity, raise awareness through education, and utilize the arts as a source of inspiration for creative social change; to implement a replicable, scalable village micro-model in burkina faso, west africa which has special focus on water, sanition & hygiene; to promote study, practice and preservation of ancient wisdom traditions from living world indigenous cultures; to promote spiritual and personal well-being as well as values of love,peace,joy, trust, grace, and respect for the community; to promote economic and social justice, democracy, and nonviolence;and to carry out the foregoing purposes by establishing ways for people to obtain, share, and deve

Programs: To promote the raising and stimulation of human consciousness and potential; to promote a culture of peace through the achievement of the united nations millennium development goals; to develop new community-led models of sustainable development which ensure human rights, protect the environment, foster inter-cultural dialogue and reciprocity, raise awareness through education, and utilize the arts as a source of inspiration for creative social change; to implement a replicable, scalable village micro-model in burkina faso, west africa which has special focus on water, sanition & hygiene; to promote study, practice and preservation of ancient wisdom traditions from living world indigenous cultures; to promote spiritual and personal well-being as well as values of love,peace,joy, trust, grace, and respect for the community; to promote economic and social justice, democracy, and nonviolence;and to carry out the foregoing purposes by establishing ways for people to obtain, share, and develop information about the ways to improve themselves, society, and the environment; and to receive and administer funds for charitable purposes.

donated business services totaling $54,600:accounting $5,000;legal services $38,000; web and graphic design $5,000;and,translation services $6,600.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Anna S.

Donor

Rating: 5

All living things need water. The Barka Foundation helps bring this basic need to villagers in Burkina Faso. Too many people in this world lack access to potable water and the Barka Foundation is creating awareness, providing understanding and inspiring action.

Advisor

Rating: 4

The Marblehead Interact Club is a junior rotary club. They have been working for The Barka Foundation for four years. On Sunday, October 28, the club will sponsor a Peace, Water, Wisdom Race/Walk around Marblehead Neck (5K) from 9 a.m. to 1:30 pm. The event is a fundraiser for The BARKA Foundation which works with local communities in the US to raise water consciousness and implement water initiatives in Burkina Faso, Africa, one of the poorest and most water-stressed nations in the world. We have support from Endicott students with marketing, outreach and publicity. The event is also being coordinated with the Student Environmental Action Committee of John Bapst High School in Bangor, Maine which established hte PWW Race/Walk last year. Ina and Esu Anahata, BARKA's co-founders are an inspiration to our young people. Join The BARKA Foundation....is is a life changing experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have just begun a conversation with the Barka Foundation about how I might contribute to their efforts to educate children in our local communities about the quest for clean water in the third world while raising money for water projects in Burkina Faso. Ina and Esu, the co-founders have been very responsive. The Barka Foundation's focus on education both locally and globally is unique and welcome!

Advisor

Rating: 4

Two years ago, Ina and Esu became our friends at Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA. They have become near and dear to us as they have taught much about about the culture and people of Burkina Faso and the Barka Foundation. The Interact Club members and other MHS students will participate this spring in a four mile Walk for Clean Water around Marblehead Neck. We hope to involve the whole town and raise money from sponsorships.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

We donated money to Barka for the NY marathon. My sister was running with 3 others for Barka. I really liked this experience. We came to NY and followed them along the marathon. Barka people were very supportive along the process.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

BARKA is taking action to make a difference in the world, and it is near impossible to not desire to help them help others. So, I engaged my students in projects to create awareness and inspire action, while raising funds to donate to the cause of safe drinking water for those who need it in Burkina Faso. BARKA is working to provide a model which can be followed by others as it tries to bring the basic need of potable water to others.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Barka Foundation and its Co Founders, Ina and Esu Anahata is an example of an organization that is tireless in its efforts to alleviate suffering in the poorest country on the African sub continent - Burkina Faso. Focusing on one of the most basic issues of providing clean water to communities in this land locked, impoverished region is one of Barka's singular missions - and they have launched an innovative way to build awareness to this issue through their Peace, Water, Wisdom global campaign. Whether it is through their Walk for Water Campaign, their U.S. Schools Awareness Programs, or their on the ground work in Burkina Faso, one is struck by the tireless determination of this organization to create a sustainable model for the economic, spiritual and social well being of people in the region.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 4

In broad terms I became interested in the work of BARKA as BARKA truly is focused on Indigenous technologies and a holistic approach to development. What has truly inspired me is the true commitment and energy the coufounders dedicae to the population of Tantiaka and to working hand in hand with that population to achieve water and sanitation goals; but also to share the experiences in Burkina with American children and likewise to bring the experiences of American children to children in Burkina Faso.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ina and Esu are doing incredible work with The BARKA Foundation, and having worked with them over the past year or more I have found them to be two of the most genuine and inspiring people one could ever hope to meet.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of BARKA on NPR and was immediately attracted to their mission. My sister ran the NYC marathon to raise money for the Foundation and my whole family embarked in an amazing journey that brought us all closer. This is my first experience as a volunteer and I could not have picked a better organization, the founders are so dedicated and so down to earth. See their video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gKbQHCXdW8 and you will get chills from it.

Review from Guidestar