Father Emile Bombiri was born in Daboura, a village in Burkina Faso. Eschewing strong local traditions, he decided to become a priest and dedicate his life to the development of his village, regardless of the creeds of its inhabitants.
Dabura was home to the Bwabas, a mostly fetishist tribe with 20% of them Catholics. Driven by poor harvests, the Mossis starting settling here in the 1940’s. In the following years, more followed and this Muslim ethnic group overtook the Bwabas.
Father Bombiri has initiated many great projects and ensures that the communities respect each other and live alongside peacefully.