tourism

Photography : Jérômine DERIGNY    

Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Koïrézéna is a day’s journey from Ouagadougou, in the North, in the Sahel.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Every year at tourist season, the travelers’ arrival in the host villages is impatiently awaited.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Throughout the visit, at all hours of the day and night, dances are special moments the entire village shares.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. As they stroll around the village, the travelers can help the villagers with their daily work, at their own pace.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Michèle is trying to make a village woman understand that she will be back at dusk to help her plant her vegetable garden.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Based on exchange and getting to know the other person, the stay in the host village is an opportunity for the traveler to get a better idea of how the villagers live.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. A visit to the woodcarver to place an order for wooden spoons.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. François discovered Koïrézéna two years ago. He had promised himself he’d return to repair the pump engine, which broke down over 10 years ago. This year, it will finally be working again!
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. For several years, beginning with a suggestion from one group of travelers, the inhabitants of Koïrézéna have been building a collection of their traditional stories, in French and in Songhai. Here, Michèle reads a story to the children, who will draw pictures to illustrate the book.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Michèle and François have brought pictures they took during their earlier visits to Koïrézéna to show the villagers.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. With the aid of Pharmaciens Sans Frontières, some of the travelers have brought medicines and equipment for the dispensary.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. As the pharmacist looks on, Pilar helps put away the medicines the group brought. Unlike the generic drugs sold at the pharmacy, the ones brought by the travelers will be given to destitute patients.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Throughout the visit, at all hours of the day and night, dances are special moments the entire village shares. The villagers are very happy to see the travelers join in the celebration.
Burkina Faso. Sustainable tourism A group of travelers is spending 10 days in Koïrézéna, a Tourisme et Développement Solidaires host village. Lighting the lamps for the camp, which like the rest of the village is not electrified.