Clubfoot Population Enrolled
Enrolled Since the Program Began
Annual Clubfoot Births
Dr. Oubda Faical
Program Manager Burkina Faso
Dr. Oubda Faical has lived a life full of service to others and God. He has seen the fullness of God’s love through the healing that has come to children with clubfoot and their families. Dr. Oubda received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Ouagadougou in June 2011. Currently, Dr. Facial serves as the Program Manager in Burkina Faso.
He was encouraged to serve children due to Matthew 18:5 which says, “Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” Prior to working for Hope Walks, Dr. Oubda Faical worked as a doctor at SIM Mahadaga Medical Center. In his free time, he loves to play volleyball and spend time with his wife and three children. He says that “seeing kids free from clubfoot burden, seeing families relieved, seeing sadness transformed into joyfulness, and God’s love finally shining on their faces is the greatest joy to me.”
Counseling Coordinator Burkina Faso
For Elielle, working for Hope Walks gives her an opportunity to contribute to the further development of Burkina Faso. For every child she is able to help find treatment, it is another young life that will have a chance to become a productive citizen in her country. She holds degrees in both Organizational and Project Management.
For Elielle, clubfoot treatment is more than just physical. It has eternal implications. “If God in His immense love has allowed children to be born with clubfoot, He also gives us the ability to take care of these children by surrounding them with God’s love and announcing the gospel to their parents.”
CMC Morija Kaya
CHU Souro Sanou Bobo
Centre Espoir Fada
Clinique Dr SEDOGO
About the Country
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. Situated on a large plateau, its geography is largely savanna, with a few sparse forests to the south. The country was once a French colony and gained its independence in 1960. The country’s name was adopted in 1984 and means “Land of the Incorruptible People.”
Burkina Faso has an unemployment rate of around 77%. There are strong familial connections amongst the people. Hospitality and politeness are very important to the culture in Burkina Faso. A large majority of the population are illiterate, so sharing the gospel with these individuals can be especially difficult. Despite this, the church is growing and there is an opportunity for more growth in the future.
Please keep this nation in your prayers as many people in Burkina Faso speak languages that the Bible has yet to be translated into. We pray that these people would have open hearts and minds to the gospel, and that they would seek God despite this. We, also, pray for our staff in Burkina Faso, as well as the families they interact with, for safety and provision.