In 2012/2013, I was lucky enough to spend 15 months volunteering with two disabled people’s organisations in Burkina Faso: Handicap Solidaire Burkina (HSB) and Tigoung Nonma (TN). Working with these organisations, I witnessed first-hand the difficulties faced by people with disabilities in Burkina Faso when it came to accessing education, healthcare and employment. I also witnessed HSB and TN’s remarkable achievements in empowering people with disabilities to become self-sufficient and integrate into society. After my incredible experience, I was eager to continue working with disabled people’s organisations in Burkina when I returned to the UK, and I am hoping to be able to accomplish this through LAFI.