Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, and many families have been forced to send their children to work just to earn enough to survive. Many children work long hours in dangerous environments, such as the cotton or gold mining industries. Our Reducing Child Labor through Education and Services program tackled child labor in Burkina Faso by working with families, businesses, and government to create safe, alternative livelihoods.

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