ASFOP Teega Wende Orphanage (BURKINA FASO)
What Your Gift Will Do
Your gift will support a local women's group provide food, shelter, and education to orphaned children in Burkina Faso. An annual donation of only $280 supports an orphaned child for one year
Association for the Safeguarding of Women and Orphans of Passoré province (ASFOP) is a women’s association in Burkina Faso, West Africa whose mission is to “help the most vulnerable to survive in a country where poverty’s face is more feminine and young.” Towards this mission, ASFOP’s major project is running the Teega Wende Orphanage in the city of Yako.
ASFOP Teega Wende was formed in 2003 when local primary school teacher Angèle Zida noticed that the orphans in her class were falling behind other children, if they were even enrolled at all. In response to these needs, Angèle and a group of local women formed ASFOP and opened the Teega Wende Orphanage. ASFOP has grown from serving 2 children in 2003 to more than 200 today who are cared for at the orphanage or in the community.
Garrett Johnson has been supporting ASFOP's Teega Wende Orphanage since his stay with the Zida family in 2004. In 2013, Garrett returned for a second visit to Burkina Faso with his wife Megan Greenfield. Together, Garrett and Megan are proud to stand with Angèle Zida and the women of ASFOP. The monumental task of raising over 200 children is measured not only in meals, baths and schoolbooks but also in the tremendous love these women show to each and every child.