Here are some facts about the country of Burkina Faso, courtesy of the Compassion web site.
Population: 18,365,123 (2014 estimate)
native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90 percent of the population.
Christian 23.2% (Roman Catholic 19%, Protestant 4.2%),
Literacy rate (age 15 and over can read and write):
Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources:
Percentage of population using adequate sanitation facilities:
Climate: Tropical; warm, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Percentage of population urbanized: 26.5%
Male: 52.77 years
Female: 56.85 years
Number of people living with HIV/AIDS: 114,500
Percentage of population living below $1.25 a day: 45%