Fondacio in Ivory Coast since 2001

Our mission is to be "presence" and "accompaniment" of young people

Origin of the mission in the country

Bouaké in the center of the country is where the community first appeared in 2001.

The community was born from the meeting of four young people (Christophe, Valérie, Michel and Aymar) who took part in a Forum in TogoVille (Togo) in 1999. The year 2001 saw the first steps that put these young people on the way to Bouaké.

Fondacio in Côte d’Ivoire is present in two regions with two young communities still on the path to autonomy. The country does not yet have a country council and a pastoral assembly. A pastoral team coordinates the activities.

Leadership team

Paule Natacha SOMBO, Coordinator


Armand Seraphin N’GUESSAN YAO

Franck AYE

Carole DJE

Fondacio Ivory Coast in pictures

Average income
$134 / month
Annual growth
+ 3.3% / year
56.1% pop.
human index
0.492 (170th)
Life expectancy
79 years old
Poverty situation
46.3% pop.

Our actions in Ivory Coast

Main activities and achievements

1. Weekly prayer meetings and community activities throughout the year in both regions
2. Projects in Bouaké:
Center ATCHORROTCH: Training center for young people in sewing
La BiblioVerte: Installation and animation of reading and environmental clubs in pilot schools

Fondacio in Ivory Coast

Christophe Ipou

Fondacio Ivory Coast

I spent many wonderful years in charge at Fondacio, which taught me how marvelous it is to serve when the other finds the joy of encountering the true source of their life. Helping others to cross to the other side: such was sometimes this mission where I learned to brave the fear of the unknown in the adventure where Christ was waiting for me.


Leader: Paule Natacha Sombo and Franck-Pacôme Koffi Kouassi
04 BP 12 Bouaké RCI
Tel 225 59 25 00 97: 57 35 13 34
Facebook @fondaciocotedivoire

Fondacio Training Institute

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Economic context

Côte d’Ivoire, which has strong economic assets, is considered a sub-regional power. It has infrastructures inherited from the two decades of the “Ivorian miracle” (1960-1980): second port in sub-Saharan Africa, important road network, recently enlarged international airport.

In the agricultural sector, the country is the largest cocoa producer in the world with more than 35% of the market. It ranks first in Africa for several other agricultural export crops (rubber, cashew nuts, cotton, coffee, oil palm, banana, pineapple, cola). The secondary sector is dominated by crude oil refining, construction and food processing.

The tertiary sector (47% of GDP) is strongly dominated by banking, transport, distribution and ICT, including mobile telephony (5 operators). The country ensures its energy self-sufficiency thanks to the recent exploitation of gas and oil deposits; they enabled it to export electricity and petroleum products to the sub-region.

With an average growth of 8.6% per year since 2012, Côte d’Ivoire aims to become an emerging economy in 2020. The National Development Program (PND) for the period 2016-2020 provides for major reforms. stimulate sustained growth, led by the private sector, and structurally transform the economy.

Despite the efforts of the Ivorian authorities unanimously welcomed by the international financial community, the budgetary situation deteriorated in 2017 due to the fall in the price of cocoa and the movements in demand which led to a drop in income.

On the other hand, Côte d’Ivoire still faces many challenges, particularly in the fight against corruption and the improvement of the business environment, to fully regain its status as the engine of regional economic growth. A better redistribution of growth is also necessary for the sustainable improvement of development indices.

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