Through the Eyes of a Child: Burkina Faso

We gave several children in Burkina Faso disposable or digital cameras and asked them to take photos of their lives. Looking at these photos, what do you think matters most to the children who took them?

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through the eyes of a child

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Photos gathered by Paul Henri Kabore, Field Communication Specialist

A special thank you to our young photographers: Alassane, Ali, Nana, Sandwidi, Belem, Nehemie and Nina.

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  1. Joanna Trease November 5, 2017

    It is so nice to see these photos taken by children! They are such a joy to behold. Thank you for loving these sweet kids and their families.

  2. dHinson November 8, 2012

    Wow!! I absolutely adore all of these pictures!

  3. Lydia Alles November 7, 2012

    My two children Junedine Hussan Mohamed and Leandro Jose Padilla Bojorge from Ethiopia and Nicaragua have given me so much more purpose in life. I run a Montessori School and I collect the proceeds to help children like these. This is why I wake up everyday to go on doing what I do to help those in need. God bless you all for your love and support. Lydia

  4. Linda November 3, 2012

    What a wonderful idea! Seeing the photos taken by the children totally made my day and makes me feel closer to the work of those on site. Love to you all and may God continue to bless your work and fill you all with joy!

  5. Meselu November 2, 2012

    Big smile with bright and hopeful future,
    care for the little ones,
    mom, hard worker
    hot, delicious food, ready to eat,
    respect the older people,
    lunch time,
    mom or grandma,
    team spirit…..can not do any thing with our your help,
    Jesus, for the better life….

  6. Tammy Horton October 30, 2012

    Family, friends, and security, What a blessing that Compassion can help to bring security into the lives of the beneficiaries, their families, communities and friends. Their smiles say it all!

  7. Grace October 26, 2012

    Their family of course! It’s so sad to see them with their family, which is all they gave, when a lot of times we take advantage of what we have.

  8. Jessica October 26, 2012

    Love it! Especially the last one! 😉 This is so great!

  9. Laura October 23, 2012

    LOVE this! Great idea, and thank you for sharing!

  10. Katy October 23, 2012

    These photos are so precious! I love it. Thanks so much for passing them along to us.

  11. Heather Tredoux October 23, 2012

    What beautiful pictures! These children were able to capture such unique nuances of life in their village. I feel like I took a walk through a Burkina Faso neighborhood this morning!

  12. Rebekah October 22, 2012

    What a neat idea! It’s so fun to see photos from the kids’ point of view…to see what is important to them. Family and friends seem to be a repeated theme!! Thank you so much for sharing these precious photos!

  13. G. Phillips October 22, 2012

    This is so sweet! They’re just like the pictures my kids take – what an honor to make it easier for other Moms & Dads to raise the kids they love so much!

  14. Daisy October 22, 2012


  15. Juli Jarvis October 22, 2012

    LOVE these pics! What a great idea — to see things from the kids’ own viewpoint! Thanks so much —

    1. Jacquie Parella October 22, 2012

      I love them too Juli! Be on the lookout for more posts like this from other countries we work in. I’m going to share them over the next few months. 🙂

      1. Justine November 4, 2012

        I am excited for these, Jacquie! I love this idea.

        1. Jacquie Parella November 4, 2012

          Thank you Justine!! Me too. The only hard part about these posts is choosing WHICH photos to use. More are coming soon though! 🙂

  16. Donna October 22, 2012

    My Compassion child, Elizabeth, is from B.F. It does my heart good to see these pictures and sense the joy they feel and to think my child is probably just as happy by learning about Jesus and from receiving special care because of Compassion International.

  17. Katrina October 22, 2012


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