Many people who live in Burkina Faso live in round huts with conical straw roofs or rectangular huts with flat roofs. Most houses are built with mud bricks or plaster whereas other houses are built with cement blocks. The Alimata family lives in a single room home that was built themselves. It looks like their home is built out of cement and the roof looks to be built out of a metal roof sheet with medium sized rocks placed on top. They have been living in the single room home for the past 9 years. The house has no electricity or a toilet.
FOOD AND WATER
Burkina Faso's staple foods are sorghum, millet, rice, maize, nuts, potatoes and yams. The most commonly eaten grains are rice, maize and millet. Grilled meat is common too mostly mutton, goat, beef and fish. To fuel their stove the Alimata family uses charcoal and wood. Guebre and Yoni spend around 3 1/2 hours per week to collect water from a nearby source. 82.3% of the Burkina Faso population has the access to water. From 1990-2015 the rate to access water has tremendously increased.