Burkina Faso is a country in the heart of West Africa. On 274.500 km ² lives a population of about 16 million, with a annual growth of 3.4%.
Burkina is a very poor country, ranking 161 0f 169 on the Human Development Index, and a GDP of 1 Euro per person per day.
Having limited access to natural sources, the country depends strongly on the price fluctuation of energy, which is 100% imported.
The growth of the economy is strongly restricted by the price of, and limited access to, energy. 80% of the population lives in rural areas, of whom only 3% has access to electricity.
A great deal of this population is under 40 years.
Access to energy and additional revenues will make rural areas more attractive, especially for the new generation, and thus contributing to reduction of the rural exodus.