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Firebug (gendarme) a very special insect

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. End of our trip this time, so last... Lire plus...
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Monsanto

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. MONSANTO Monsanto introduced OGM cotton in Burkina Faso... Lire plus...
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News from Burkina Faso

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Reminder: These temperatures are taken in the shade.... Lire plus...
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No cash, and nothing to eat in some villages

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 15 April 2018 Eugenie and I have been... Lire plus...
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Situation in Burkina Faso

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 4 March 2018 Burkina Faso So, it seems... Lire plus...
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Nursery schools are one of the best projects we have done in Burkina!

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 18 February 2018 Actions and their consequences In... Lire plus...
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Seasons and activities in villages in Burkina

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 11 February 2018 Seasons and activities in villages... Lire plus...
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News from Burkina

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 4 February 2018 The first week of this... Lire plus...
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Situation of education in Burkina 

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 28 January 2018 First, I would like to... Lire plus...
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December not a month for studying in Burkina

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 17 December 2017 This is the last blog... Lire plus...
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Beekeeping

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 10 December 2017 We are coming towards the... Lire plus...
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Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 26 November 2017 Inspiration to write blog is... Lire plus...
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Meningitis vaccination at the LAP

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 12 november 2017 At this time of the... Lire plus...
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Poor harvest 2017

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 5 November 2017 I am writing this blog... Lire plus...
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Water well at the school of Sidi

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 29 October 2017 The grass is already dry,... Lire plus...
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Political situation

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 22 October 2017 Eugénie and I are back... Lire plus...
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Situation in Burkina

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 27 August 2017 Situation in Burkina After the... Lire plus...
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Relation between Burkina and the Jihadists

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 20 August 2017 Eugenie and I are back... Lire plus...
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Consultants

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 16 July 2017 And another trip has ended,... Lire plus...
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Entry test to the LAP

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 09 July 2017 So, all our visitors left... Lire plus...
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Nursery schools

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 02 July 2017 It was a very busy... Lire plus...
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Some results of the students we sponsor

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 25 June 2017 So I am back in... Lire plus...
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Blog: Elephants

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 17 April 2017 So, it was a rather... Lire plus...
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Blog: Honey harvesting

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 9 April 2017 Some rains have finally come... Lire plus...
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Blog: water is always a short supply

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 02 April 2017 Along the way to a... Lire plus...
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Blog: presentation to the women of the village of Fon

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 26 March 2017 Eugénie arrived in Burkina Faso... Lire plus...
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Blog: where humility could help!

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 12 March 2017 On Monday Michèle, mother of... Lire plus...
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Blog: Women’s day

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 05 March 2017 Eugénie is not in Burkina... Lire plus...
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Blog: cashew nuts project

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 26 February 2017 This week was mostly dedicated... Lire plus...
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Blog: news from the LAP

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 19 February 2017 The temperatures are rising here.... Lire plus...
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Blog: bush fires

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 12 February 2017 Bush Fires Men in Burkina... Lire plus...
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Blog: Students in Banfora

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 5 February 2017 This week was mainly dedicated... Lire plus...
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Blog: cotton farmers

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 29 January 2017 Week 2 of this trip.... Lire plus...
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Blog: some news about the political situation

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 22 January 2017 Back in Burkina since a... Lire plus...
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Blog: LAP news

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 27 November 2016 This is the last blog... Lire plus...
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Blog: water carts

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 20 November 2016 Dust is in the air... Lire plus...
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Blog: LAP director never ending story

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 13 November 2016 Only 2 more weeks in... Lire plus...
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Blog: civil servants and consultants

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 6 November 2016 Transport on the roads of... Lire plus...
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Blog: meeting in the village of Sokourani

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans une autre langue. Vous pouvez cliquer le lien pour changer de langue active. 30 October 2016 Sunday I went fishing with Yannick, one of our grandchildren in Burkina (10 years old). It was his first experience... Lire plus...
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Blog: Mosquito nets

23 October 2016 Another week has flown by. Mosquito nets The government has distributed mosquito nets to all habitants in Burkina in June 2016. Should we applaud? NO! The nets distributed are not only made from plastic (very hot) and the size of the netting is so large that mosquitos go in and out without... Lire plus...
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Blog: Village development dilemma

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans une autre langue. Vous pouvez cliquer le lien pour changer de langue active. 16 October 2016 In some low ground, there is still some water where lilies open in the morning. Village development dilemma This week I... Lire plus...
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Blog: visit to the village of Sidi 2

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 9 October 2016 The rainy season has stopped.... Lire plus...
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Blog: Visit of new village FON

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans une autre langue. Vous pouvez cliquer le lien pour changer de langue active. 2 October 2016 Eugenie has arrived yesterday in Ouagadougou and will be home in Bobo Dioulasso today. Unexplained Traditions: We are starting to... Lire plus...
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Blog: 25 September 2016

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. I am Back in Burkina since a week;... Lire plus...
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Blog: 2 July 2016

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Cashew nut trees The cashew nut trees are... Lire plus...
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26 June 2016

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. With the rains a lot of green colors... Lire plus...
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12 June 2016

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. A very busy week with a lot of... Lire plus...
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Blog: 5 June 2016

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. 5 June 2016 I was looking at the... Lire plus...
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Blog: Distribution of the first menstrual kits

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Back in Burkina since one week. Rains have... Lire plus...
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Blog: Stories from Burkina Faso

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais et Anglais Américain. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Mango story Normally end of February, beginning of March there... Lire plus...
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Blog: Visit of Bona and Political situation

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais et Anglais Américain. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. It has been very warm in the past 2 weeks... Lire plus...
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Blog: Women’s day & LAP news

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais et Anglais Américain. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. I am writing this blog a bit late. My head... Lire plus...
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Blog: Honey from Burkina

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais et Anglais Américain. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Linda and Robert left last Thursday. They helped us a... Lire plus...
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Blog: Distribution of drinking bottles

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Last Sunday Robert (nephew) and Linda (girlfriend) arrived... Lire plus...
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Blog: Nursery school’s activities

This is already the 5th blog of this trip. Time flies. Political situation Things are rather quiet on the political front. However, when people look at the appointments made by the government and the administration they realize that the nepotism of the previous regime is still here.
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Blog: Gardening: activity for the dry season

It is time for a lot of trees to blossom in Burkina. Mango, shea trees are in full bloom, but this tree with yellow blossom is more spectacular. Eugénie arrived in Burkina after a long journey coming here straight after a visit to Claire in the USA. Gardening: activity for the dry season The dry... Lire plus...
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Blog: Education in Burkina

When I left The Netherlands early January, the nature was a few weeks early for the season due to the warm winter. In Burkina it is the contrary. The rainy season came late, finished late and the cold months also started late. The trees are blooming a couple week late. Breakfast: yoghurt and papaya
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Blog: after the terrorist attack

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Second week in Burkina. The weather is very... Lire plus...
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Blog: Back in Burkina Faso

After 6 weeks in The Netherlands and US to see family and friends, I am back in Burkina since a week. Bougainvillea Political situation in Burkina In November Rock Kaboré was elected president of Burkina. He was installed as president end of December 2015. The nominated prime minister is a technocrat (economist) and a large... Lire plus...
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Blog: back in Holland

Coming back from Burkina last Sunday, I had to take a few days rest to recover from a bronchitis. Nothing serious and I am back going around. This explains the lateness of this message. Jeff and his group has left on Monday. Eugenie besides taking care of me, has been making new mosquito nets for... Lire plus...
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Blog: Visits in the villages

Only one more week to go for this trip. Eugenie and I accomplished a lot, but it feels like we arrived in Burkina yesterday and not a couple of months ago. The temperature at night starts to be cool: 22o C. The wind has also picked up and with the dry weather, dust is flying... Lire plus...
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Blog: Consequences of acts & Tour du Faso

Well, infested mosquitoes seem to like me? I had to take a test last night which shows that I have malaria again. It is not sure though if it is a new case or the first one not having been treated properly. It is not as bad as the first time. No major pain, only... Lire plus...
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Blog: Political situation and Land ownership (follow up)

Surprisingly there were still rains last week in Bobo Dioulasso. Some farmers are happy (they had seeded late) some are not happy (difficult to harvest and keep the grains dry.
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Blog: Malaria, Land Ownership and Lightning

My first case of malaria caught me last week. No energy to write a blog last Sunday (I did not know yet that I had malaria). After a week of not feeling so good, energy is back.
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Blog: some stories about the LAP and the woman of Oualana

Eugenie arrived in Bobo on Tuesday. One day late due to fog in Amsterdam. On Wednesday she was immediately asked to help vaccinate the children going to Banfora against meningitis. No lost time. After a week of dry weather, rains came back on Saturday and Sunday. Political situation It is difficult to know what is... Lire plus...
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Blog: Being confined at home

Still some rains during the week. In Bobo we had 412 mm of rainfall during the month of September. In the early morning at the LAP dew glitters on blossom and leaves. Normally Eugénie was supposed to arrive today. Due to fog in Amsterdam her flight was cancelled. She is now arriving tomorrow coming via... Lire plus...
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Blog: Rains and Dienderer

More than 400mm of rain since the biginning of the month of september. It is a big part of the rains this year which are at 1.100 mm. A lot of humidity in the air and a lot of dew in the early morning as you can see on the pictures of the grass.
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Blog: new schoolyear & coup d’état

It has been a strange week with excitement regarding the start of the new school year at the LAP and disappointment with the political situation in Burkina. Rains are still coming every day where I am. The sun does not come out very often farmers start to worry about the molds coming on the plants.
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Blog: Already back in Burkina Faso

After a very short stay in Europe I am already back in Burkina since almost 2 weeks. Eugénie will join me at the end of the month. If the rains have started late in the season, they have been very heavy in the month of September so far. It rains almost every day. On the... Lire plus...
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Blog: Migration of the Peul & the leechers of Africa

End of this trip coming Tuesday. This will be the last message until September. It was a short but intensive trip. Migration of the Peul (Fulani) cattle in Burkina Several times during this trip we encountered on the road to villages large herds of cattle going back to their villages of Kourouma or Barani. Peul... Lire plus...
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Blog: Political situation and the late rainy season

Political situation in Burkina / end of the Ramadan The group of wise men have come out with recommendations to ease the tension between the prime minister and the army: the president takes over the direction of the army and the police is also taken away from the responsibility of the prime minister. CEDEAO (West... Lire plus...
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Blog: a week loaded with a lot of emotion (+video!)

This week was loaded with a lot of emotion. Wednesday Bertrand was buried in France. Saturday we had a quit an emotional memorial service for him here in Bobo in the company of numerous villagers and friends. The presence of Didier (new president of the APP foundation and cousin of Bertrand) and his wife Marie... Lire plus...
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Blog: So long Bertrand

Young people working in the field I have been back in Burkina since 2 weeks. It is time to write my blog. Eugénie arrived last Sunday together with Didier, Marie Paule and their niece Sophia. Sophia comes to make a training of one month, Didier and Marie Paule are in Burkina to check on the... Lire plus...
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Blog: last blog of Hervé this trip!

This will be the last blog for this trip. Friday we will be back in The Netherlands if everything goes well with our trip. After almost 3 months here, the feeling I have is sadness to go away from the people here and happiness to see the people in the Netherlands and very soon our... Lire plus...
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Blog: beekeeping and bad behaviour

April is definitely the month to avoid Burkina for the climate: high temperature, humidity getting higher and higher. It is also when electricity is the most in demand creating shortages every day. Difficult to work efficiently when you do not know when you will have electricity.
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Blog: new dormitories, strikes and Luffa

It is time for many trees to blossom.  Burkina is copying France in term of strikes: let’s have a strike to see our strength, then negotiate. Burkina is an ex colony of France. Unfortunately for them, they have taken all the bad things from France and exaggerated them. One of those things is the strong... Lire plus...
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Blog: an adventure and exploring the remote area of Fina

Normally the month of April is the most difficult in Burkina in terms of weather. The temperatures are close to 40 oC and the humidity is rising. It seems that this type of weather has come early. Even with a welcome rain last Monday, the temperature at night did not go down below 30 ̊C.... Lire plus...
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Blog: consultants, experts and a story from Odile

Last week end, our guests (Yvonne, Sandra and Laura) left Burkina for the cold Netherlands. It was nice to have them with us. We were working on the projects every day, and an outside and fresh look is always useful. Consultants, experts, advisors instead of entrepreneurs In a country like Burkina it is easier to... Lire plus...
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Blog: teachers of Sissa and making of Karité (shea) butter

Another week gone with a lot of activities. Laura (she is working in the Netherlands for ASAP and for the sales of the statues) arrived in Bobo on Monday evening. Monday was a holiday since the 8 March (international day of the women) fell on a Sunday. Nice! Yvonne and Sandra helped Eugenie in making... Lire plus...
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Blog: Women’s Day and fun at the LAP

On February 23rd, Eugenie arrived in Burkina with her sister Yvonne and niece Sandra. Yvonne and Sandra have already been in Burkina previously. This weekend Laura (manager of the galerie Burkin’art in the Netherlands) has arrived in Ouagadougou, it is her first trip. She will get here Monday night. The last 2 weekends were spent... Lire plus...
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Blog: FESPACO (« Timbuktu »), Cotton & Zonta

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Blog: Woman incomes, LAP and Dolo

The first mangos have arrived on the market. Normally before this happens, some rains are coming called « mangos’ rains ». No rains this year. Is this a sign of climate changes? Those rains clean the dust off the trees and especially on the mangos. Children pick up the fruit with the dust on it and bite... Lire plus...
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Blog: It has not rained since 3 months

Second week in Burkina. The temperature and humidity have increased at once. It is specially noticeable at night. Bougainvillea’s at the nursery school of Kofila.
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Hervé is in Burkina for 3 months

Since Wednesday, I am back in Burkina Faso. This will be my longest stay (close to 3 months). Eugenie will be joining me in about 2 weeks. Temperature here is around 37oC in the day time and in the 20oC at night. It is a dry heat with a lot of dust in the air.... Lire plus...
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Blog: A Petits Pas, nursery schools, container and going home..

This is the last blog for this trip, next week we will be back in The Netherlands. We have had some very heavy rains where we are 3 days in a row. This is rather unusual and it disturbs the farmers’ harvest a lot. This week was also the end of the trip for Didier and... Lire plus...
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Blog: meeting villagers in Bobo, Oulana and a hats collage!

This week was rather busy with 2 days of meetings with the villages in Bobo Dioulasso and the beginning of the visit of Didier Auger and his wife Marie Paule from the association A Petits Pas. APP is a French association which has strongly supported ASAP for almost 10 years. Flowers from the sugar canes... Lire plus...
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Blog: Harvest time, impact of the nursery, LAP school pictures and a new cat

Political situation Things are back to normal in the country. In Ouagadougou, they are still trying to find the way for the after Blaise Compoare. It seems to be going in the right direction so far. During the events of last week, some people have used it to get revenge or just to steal. Large... Lire plus...
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Blog: A strange week!

A strange week! Most of it spent at home. Schedule of the events in Burkina Monday we were in the office, talking a lot about the march which was called for on Tuesday. On Sunday we had cancelled the meeting planned with the villagers in Bobo for Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday we all stayed home.... Lire plus...
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How to get rid of a dictator in 3 days (continued)?

October 31th, 15.00 hr The information I communicated yesterday was not very accurate. I believed my sources and should have waited a little bit. The president had not escaped yesterday and in a communication last night he said that he wanted to stay as president until the next elections in November 2015. The civil society... Lire plus...
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Blog: How to get rid of a dictator in 3 days?

October 30th, 15:00 hr (local time) As mentioned in my last blog, the president has tried to have a vote in the parliament to change the constitution so that he can be elected a third time. He has been in power for 27 years. His nepotism and the corruption of his people has created a... Lire plus...
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Blog: the president of Burkina Faso, education and more..

Four more weeks to go for this trip. Emmanuel (our local director) has just returned from his vacation. We still have some rains which is rather late for the season. Farmers who do not have a covered place to store their crops and will lose some of it.
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Blog: Impact of our actions for education and more..

Already 4 weeks gone by in this trip to Burkina. We are getting out of the rainy season and the temperature is rising. It has been a rather heavy and long rainy season. People here say that it will be cold in December and January, because of those heavy rains.
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Blog: gardening in Nefrelaye, Dam in Sissa & New birds

Rains have stopped for 5 days now. We now wish that they would come back to lessen the heat a bit. We are never happy. At least farmers are able to harvest their peanuts, beans and corn without too many difficulties.
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Blog: Tabaski feast, solar energy and the medical center of Bona

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Blog: Back in Burkina: general news, Ebola and LAP

Back in Burkina for a period of about 2 months, Eugenie will be arriving in a few days. My trip to Burkina was a little bit disturbed by the strike of the pilots of Air France. It is really a shame to see such actions taking place. When will French people be able to discuss... Lire plus...
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Blog: back home in the Netherlands

We arrived back at home in the Netherlands this morning. A few moments to get acquainted again with the flat where we live. Yesterday we were in very hot and humid weather in Ouagadougou, today it is not so hot but also humid in the Netherlands. The last week of this trip we made 2... Lire plus...
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Blog: new rules for ngo’s and shoes

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Blog: No papaya for breakfast

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Blog: rainy season, gmo’s and the LAP

We are back in Burkina with Eugenie for a period of 4 weeks. Here is the first blog of this trip. Rainy season The rainy season has really started. We get a good rain every 2 days. It is the time when most of the villagers are in the fields, plowing, seeding, weeding. Above pictures... Lire plus...
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Blog Erik: Tijd om conclusies te gaan trekken

Mijn stage hier loopt al bijna ten einde. Maar ook nu maak ik nog steeds nieuwe dingen mee. Deze weken staan vooral in het teken van alles uitwerken en een verslag maken voor de organisatie. Dat betekent dat ik vooral in Bobo- Dioulasso ben met hier en daar wat uitstapjes naar dorpen. Deze week ben... Lire plus...
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Blog Erik: « ASAP werpt haar vruchten af! »

De afgelopen week ben ik in Kofila geweest, een groot dorp waar ik weer 9 boeren heb geïnterviewd en hun velden heb bekeken. Geen enkele boer deed hier eigenlijk iets aan erosie, en dat terwijl hun land al meer dan 40 jaar blootgesteld is aan harde regens. Op woensdag regende het ook overdag, waardoor ik... Lire plus...
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Blog Erik: « Burkina Faso: Veilig, Vrolijk, Vriendelijk »

De afgelopen week ben ik op reis geweest naar Ouagadougou en Ghana. In Ouagadougou heb ik wat organisaties bezocht en in Ghana een vriendin van mijn zus. Eén van die organisaties in Ouaga was 2iE, een privé universiteit. Zij deden onder andere onderzoek naar dripirrigatie. Dit lijkt een efficiënte manier van irrigeren en dat is... Lire plus...
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Blog: latrines, preschools & rural medical center of Bona

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Blog: why did 1/3 of the kids not attend school?

It seems that my inspiration for this week blog is not here. It might be the heat and humidity we have now here or just a little tired after 8 weeks in Burkina. Nice blossom tree in front of the house of the women in Sokourani
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Blog: vegetable gardens, mosquito nets and fishing

Flamboyant tree in full bloom The temperature went up a notch in the past week. Nights are also in the 30oC, we had 45oC in the car coming back from a village on Wednesday. Humidity too is higher from 5 to 10% beginning of March to over 50% now. People seem to think that these... Lire plus...
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Blog Erik: Het leven in Néfrélaye: Spinnen, thee en zweten!

Ik zal jullie in deze mail meenemen naar Néfrélaye. Een dorp zo’n 70 km van Bobo- Dioulasso. Hier heb de afgelopen week drie dagen gebivakkeerd. Maandagochtend vertrokken we vroeg richting Néfrélaye. Eenmaal aangekomen ontmoette ik mijn tolk, Elias. Daarna heb ik mij gesetteld in het ‘Maison de la Femme’. Elk dorp heeft zo’n huis voor... Lire plus...
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Blog Hervé: excellent news for the village of Bona

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Blog Hervé: Manipulating statistics, news on projects and more..

Another week gone! Some changes in the weather, drastic increases in humidity and we thought that it was going to rain. The rains of this period are called mango rains. They come at the time that mangoes are starting to be ripe and they clean the dust out of them. Children pick the mangoes off... Lire plus...
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Blog Erik: Stage in Burkina Faso: Leerzaam en gezellig!

Ik heb de afgelopen twee weken 10 boeren geïnterviewd in Sokourani, een dorp zo’n 60 kilometer van Bobo- Dioulasso. Eén van de vragen was bijvoorbeeld: Heeft u de laatste jaren erosie op uw veld ervaren? Erosie is een verschijnsel waarbij (een deel van) de bodem wegspoelt wanneer het regent. Een vervolgvraag was: Welke maatregelen neemt... Lire plus...
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Blog Claire: First impressions and adventures

As Erik did, I will start by introducing myself. My name is Claire van der Wal, I am 18 years old and I will be helping out ASAP during 2 months (of which 1 has already passed) in Bobo Dioulasso, working on different projects I will describe later on in my blog. I have had... Lire plus...
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Blog: insecticide, bush fires and birds

Blossoming tree Chemical or natural insecticide? Last week we had to treat the trees of around our house against « white fly (mouche blanche) ». Our mangos trees, cashew tree and others where losing their fruits. This seems to be a major problem for a lot of trees and crops.
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Blog Erik: Het levendige Bobo en het rustige platteland

Het levendige Bobo en het rustige platteland Ik zal mij eerst even voorstellen: Ik ben Erik Bos en ben 20 jaar en studeer aan de Wageningen Universiteit Internationaal Land- en Waterbeheer. Ik doe een stage van drie maanden bij ASAP. Tijdens mijn stage probeer ik uit te zoeken wat boeren doen om hun land te... Lire plus...
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Blog: different perspective on life and more..

The Harmatan (trade winds or alizés in French) is in full blast at the moment. Very hazy days with a lot of dust in the air. The atmosphere is very dry and a lot people are coughing. The temperature is slowly going up in the day (we had 37oC yesterday in the day time), especially... Lire plus...
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Blog: trip to Ouagadougou

Typical landscape at this time of the year in the villages Yesterday, Eugenie arrived from The Netherlands. Since I had some business to attend to in the capital Ouagadougou I travelled Friday afternoon from Bobo Dioulasso. Trip to Ouagadougou was long but without any problems. It seems that it is not possible to have a... Lire plus...
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Blog: Hervé is back in Burkina Faso for 9 weeks

Back in Burkina for almost 9 weeks on Wednesday. Hope you will enjoy some of the stories in the coming blogs.
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Blog 3 November 2013

This will be the last message of this trip. Today there will be a solar eclipse for about 4 hours. It does not seem to trouble much the people here. The danger is for those who look at the eclipse without protection. For the lunar eclipse it is another story. People here are saying that... Lire plus...
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Blog 27 October 2013

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Blog 20 October 2013

Eugenie will be going back to Ouagadougou tomorrow morning to fly on Tuesday to The Netherlands. I will stay an additional two weeks here. We have sold our house in Naarden and are moving to a smaller appartment in Huizen a town nearby. The move is planned for November 21st and 22nd. Smart from me to... Lire plus...
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Blog 13 October 2013

In the blog of last week, I forgot to mention that we had attended a lecture on biological food. This was organized by a small food shop in Bobo owned by a couple of French people. The lecturer had made is thesis on the use of pesticides in Burkina. Besides the fact that he thought... Lire plus...
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Blog 6 October 2013

The end of the rainy season is getting close. You can feel it with very strong winds before the rains and the drastic change of temperature after the rain as well as very high humidity. Many people are ill from cold and malaria in this period. 
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Blog 28 July 2013

I am back in The Netherlands since yesterday. Temperature wise, no much difference with Burkina. My biggest surprise is the speed of internet. In Burkina you have time to make yourself a coffee or a tea between clicks, downloading even a small file can find you trying the whole day. This trip I realized that... Lire plus...
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Blog 21 July 2013

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Blog 14 July 2013

Nothing much to report from Burkina. With the coming of the rains, a lot of people are busy in the fields. There was a strike in Ouagadougou from the airport employees. Their contract said that they should get some social housing. Since nothing was happening they went on a 2 days strike. No planes in... Lire plus...
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Blog 7 July 2013

First some news about Burkina.  When you arrive in Bobo Dioulasso from Ouagadougou, the normal 2 ways road becomes a large 4 lanes road separated in the middle by a kind of railing. When they made the road they made it very high in reference to the houses on the side. A large gutter was... Lire plus...
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Blog 30 June 2013

For technical reasons, the blog of last week will come to you at the same time that this week’s blog. My apologies for that. At the end of last week’s blog, I asked you a question. It will be answered next week. The rainy season is not yet “installed” in Burkina. Rains come about once... Lire plus...
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Blog 23 June 2013

Outside view of the Foyer of the LAP Back in Burkina for a trip of 6 weeks. I am alone this time. Eugenie stayed in The Netherlands. You will immediately realize it if you are reading this message which has not been corrected by Eugenie. The main objectives at the beginning of this trip are... Lire plus...
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Blog 19 March 2013

Surprise! I cannot stay away from my blog. Actually, I just wanted to bring some information coming from Burkina. When you are proud of something to have to communicate it. I came back a week ago to The Netherlands and Eugénie staid in Burkina. She has been helping to  prepare the « foyer » of the girls... Lire plus...
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Blog 10 March 2013

I have come to the end of this trip. Eugénie will stay an additional 2 weeks. This last week was mostly spent in the office. We were working on the development of the social businesses and at the same time we were closing activities which were not sustainable for various reasons.
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Blog 3 March 2013

I know that in Europe the cold weather is still there. Here in Burkina, we have gone without transition to the heat. Day temperature went from 37 to over 40oC and night temperature from 20 to 26oC. We even had some little rain on Thursday which brought humidity. The dust in the air was gone... Lire plus...
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Blog 24 February 2013

Another week has gone by at a very high speed. A lot of village visits and work in the office. Eugénie and her sister Yvonne have started to open the carton boxes filled with clothes brought in the last container. We have around 200 of them in our garage. A lot of work. The clothes... Lire plus...
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Blog 17 February 2013

Fourth week of this trip to Burkina. The 3rd week ended sadly  with the death of one of our students at the LAP (private agricultural school). Taking action helps not to think too much. Following this death we tried to find out what was its cause. Taking into account that local health personnel do not... Lire plus...
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Blog 10 February 2013

Third week for this trip. First some good news for Burkina. They qualified for the final of the African Cup of soccer. I am starting this letter one hour before the start of the game against Nigeria. This qualification has completely energized  people in Burkina. They forget all their difficulties and concentrate on the performance... Lire plus...
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Blog 3 February 2013

Second week of this trip. A lot of office work: evaluation, discussion about our organization in Burkina, follow up on the social businesses development. The weather is a bit cold for the local people at night (around 20ºC) and warm in the day (above 35ºC). It is very dry and there is a lot of... Lire plus...
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Blog 27 January 2013

Back in Burkina since one week. Eugénie will be joining me beginning February with Yvonne and Fred (her sister and brother in law). First some information about the country. Beginning of December there were parliamentary and municipal elections. It went rather smoothly. There are some districts, which will have a rerun, in Ouagadougou and Bobo... Lire plus...
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Blog 18 december 2012

We are coming to the end of 2012 and I just wanted to share with you some of the impressions I had during this year. A lot of positive, pretty and peaceful impressions. Also a lot of changes between seasons. A Pity that changes in the mind of the people take so many seasons. « When... Lire plus...
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Blog 2 december 2012

  I have just got back in NL today. From 37 to 4oC, it is drastic change. Part of my trip back was by train and I had forgotten how cold the train platforms in NL can be. Today is an election day in Burkina: parliamentary and town halls. Today should be still calm. But... Lire plus...
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Blog 25 november 2012

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Blog 18 November 2012

Some nice view along the road On Monday, Eugénie and Anne left for Ouagadougou to catch a plane on the way back to Europe. They are now safe in The Netherlands in the cold. The house feels rather empty. Parliamentary and mayors elections will be on December 2nd. The campaign has started. Young adults without... Lire plus...
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Blog 11 November 2012

This week flew by. Gerard and Hans left on Tuesday and we took them to Ouagadougou with Emmanuel. We are looking for an assistant for Emmanuel and we are using a head hunter from Ouagadougou for this. We had 3 candidates to interview on Wednesday morning. Unfortunately we did not find what we are looking... Lire plus...
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Blog 4 November 2012

Hans and Gerard at the arrival in Fina Another week has gone by. The 1st of November was a free day here (all saints day). This gave me the time to rest a little bit. Emmanuel (our local director) went to Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso) to welcome Gerard and Hans van Kesteren. Gerard and... Lire plus...
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Blog 28 October 2012

Young men from Oualana. Rains are still coming once a week which is rather late for where we are. This is good for some farmers who have seeded late but bad for others who have harvested and do not have  a proper place to store their products. In Europe we throw away more than 30%... Lire plus...
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Blog 28 October 2012

  Young men from Oualana. Rains are still coming once a week which is rather late for where we are. This is good for some farmers who have seeded late but bad for others who have harvested and do not have  a proper place to store their products. In Europe we throw away more than... Lire plus...
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Blog 21 October 2012

Women of Sokourani Our first visit this week was for the village of Sokourani. As outsiders,  we realize that there is  a lot of difficulties between the leaders of this village. Difficulty of communication, difficulty in setting up  one way for the development of the village.  What makes it more difficult is that the leaders... Lire plus...
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Blog 21 October 2012

Our first visit this week was for the village of Sokourani. As outsiders,  we realize that there is  a lot of difficulties between the leaders of this village. Difficulty of communication, difficulty in setting up  one way for the development of the village.  What makes it more difficult is that the leaders have all family... Lire plus...
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Blog 14 October 2012

No rain for over a week now and the temperature has risen to 38oC with a very high humidity.  Any activity brings sweat. Burkina Faso is not really a country for tourism, but it still has some very nice spots and they are not crowded. This Sunday we want to the « cascades » close to the town... Lire plus...
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Blog 14 October 2012

No rain for over a week now and the temperature has risen to 38oC with a very high humidity.  Any activity brings sweat. Burkina Faso is not really a country for tourism, but it still has some very nice spots and they are not crowded. This Sunday we want to the « cascades » close to the town... Lire plus...
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Blog 7 October 2012

We are back in Burkina Faso after 6 weeks in The Netherlands. I will be staying here until the beginning of December and Eugénie until middle of November. In this trip we have with us Louis (Eugénie's brother) and Anne (daughter of friends in NL). First some news about Burkina Faso. You may know that... Lire plus...
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Blog 7 October 2012

We are back in Burkina Faso after 6 weeks in The Netherlands. I will be staying here until the beginning of December and Eugénie until middle of November. In this trip we have with us Louis (Eugénie’s brother) and Anne (daughter of friends in NL). First some news about Burkina Faso. You may know that... Lire plus...
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Blog 12 August 2012

Rains are definitely here, they make it difficult for people to commute and roads are getting very difficult to use. But at the same time it brings lavish colors for the vegetation and birds are also very happy with the rain.
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Blog 12 August 2012

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Blog 5 August 2012

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Blog 5 August 2012

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Blog 29 July 2012

So we are back in Burkina with Eugénie for a 3 weeks stay. It is now the rainy season and we cannot say that rain is missing, at least until today. Since we arrived last weekend 2 heavy rains came down making it very difficult for everybody. Difficult for people to go to work in... Lire plus...
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Blog 29 July 2012

So we are back in Burkina with Eugénie for a 3 weeks stay. It is now the rainy season and we cannot say that rain is missing, at least until today. Since we arrived last weekend 2 heavy rains came down making it very difficult for everybody. Difficult for people to go to work in... Lire plus...
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Blog 13 May 2012

We are on our way back to The Netherlands. Yesterday a bus for about 5 hours (airco). About 10 minutes from the arrival in Ouagadougou, the bus stopped and the helper started to take water bottles from the racks above the seats. When you think that they have planned this water is both good (they... Lire plus...
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Blog 13 May 2012

We are on our way back to The Netherlands. Yesterday a bus for about 5 hours (airco). About 10 minutes from the arrival in Ouagadougou, the bus stopped and the helper started to take water bottles from the racks above the seats. When you think that they have planned this water is both good (they... Lire plus...
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Blog 6 May 2012

It has been a very busy week with visits to 3 villages and one meeting of women in Bobo. Women in the villages have 2 main picking activities: karité (Shea) nuts and Néré fruits. Shea nuts are mainly picked up between July and August. For the Néré it is April / May. Néré trees are... Lire plus...
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Blog 29 april 2012

I can see that the weather in Europe is not very nice, some people say miserable. In Burkina it is getting warmer each day. I was in Ouagadougou yesterday and it was difficult to move around. Not a very nice sensation when the piece of paper you are writing on is sticking to your arm!... Lire plus...
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Blog 29 april 2012

I can see that the weather in Europe is not very nice, some people say miserable. In Burkina it is getting warmer each day. I was in Ouagadougou yesterday and it was difficult to move around. Not a very nice sensation when the piece of paper you are writing on is sticking to your arm!... Lire plus...
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Blog 22 April 2012

We are back in Burkina Faso with Eugénie for 4 weeks. It is the hottest time of the year here with above 40oC temperature and menacing clouds which only increase the humidity. In the villages it is time to start working in the fields: cleaning the previously cultivated ones or to clear new ones. It... Lire plus...
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Blog 22 April 2012

We are back in Burkina Faso with Eugénie for 4 weeks. It is the hottest time of the year here with above 40oC temperature and menacing clouds which only increase the humidity. In the villages it is time to start working in the fields: cleaning the previously cultivated ones or to clear new ones. It... Lire plus...
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Blog 12 February 2012

Yesterday I took the bus to come to Ouagadougou (Capital of Burkina) in order to take my plane on Sunday. Normally Eugénie was supposed to come also, but because of the critical situation with Arnaud, she decided to stay in Bobo Dioulasso. She called me this morning at 1 am to tell me that Arnaud... Lire plus...
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Blog 12 February 2012

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Néerlandais, Anglais Américain, Français et Allemand. Pour le confort de l’utilisateur, le contenu est affiché ci-dessous dans la langue par défaut du site. Vous pouvez cliquer l’un des liens pour changer la langue du site en une autre langue disponible. Yesterday I took the bus to come to... Lire plus...
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Blog 5th of February 2012

As temperatures in Europe are suddenly very low, temperature in Burkina are suddenly increasing. It is here the dry season which goes from October to late May. We are just at the middle and it is the time of the Harmattan wind (dry, dusty wind coming from the Sahara desert). Our friend Arnaud is getting... Lire plus...
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Blog 5th of February 2012

As temperatures in Europe are suddenly very low, temperature in Burkina are suddenly increasing. It is here the dry season which goes from October to late May. We are just at the middle and it is the time of the Harmattan wind (dry, dusty wind coming from the Sahara desert). Our friend Arnaud is getting... Lire plus...
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Blog 29 januari 2012

First some news about Arnaud. On Wednesday Arnaud was brought back home from the hospital. At least he is among his love ones and for Lydie she can take care of him and at the same time look after the kids. We were looking for an hospital bed. Not easy, you cannot just Google « rent... Lire plus...
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Blog 29 januari 2012

First some news about Arnaud. On Wednesday Arnaud was brought back home from the hospital. At least he is among his love ones and for Lydie she can take care of him and at the same time look after the kids. We were looking for an hospital bed. Not easy, you cannot just Google « rent... Lire plus...
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Blog 22 januari 2012

First trip to Burkina in 2012. The mood on this trip is first sadness. We have been following and trying to help (mainly Eugénie) the health problem of a person close to us. We are now here and it is to find out that Arnaud(42) only has weeks to live.  Two months ago, from The... Lire plus...
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Blog 22 januari 2012

First trip to Burkina in 2012. The mood on this trip is first sadness. We have been following and trying to help (mainly Eugénie) the health problem of a person close to us. We are now here and it is to find out that Arnaud(42) only has weeks to live.  Two months ago, from The... Lire plus...
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Blog 6 November 2011

Surprise! Another message. I could not resist sending you two additional stories coming out of this last trip to Burkina Faso. Secondary school teachers in private schools in Bobo Dioulasso:Most private school founders are business people. They are not interested in the education part but in money coming from education. For example the director we... Lire plus...
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Blog 6 November 2011

Surprise! Another message. I could not resist sending you two additional stories coming out of this last trip to Burkina Faso. Secondary school teachers in private schools in Bobo Dioulasso:Most private school founders are business people. They are not interested in the education part but in money coming from education. For example the director we... Lire plus...
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Blog 30 October 2011

We are at the end of our stay in Burkina. Thursday we will travel to Ouagadougou and Friday night we’ll take the plane to go to Amsterdam via Paris. It is still rather hot here and rains have stopped. At the beginning of this trip, farmers were not happy with the rains, but were hoping... Lire plus...
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Blog 30 October 2011

We are at the end of our stay in Burkina. Thursday we will travel to Ouagadougou and Friday night we'll take the plane to go to Amsterdam via Paris. It is still rather hot here and rains have stopped. At the beginning of this trip, farmers were not happy with the rains, but were hoping... Lire plus...
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Blog 23 October 2011

Monday Eugénie arrived in Ouagadougou from Europe. Désiré had to deliver 100kg of Shea butter in Ouagadougou to be sent to Canada also on Monday. So Tuesday Eugénie, Désiré, the wife of Emmanuel and their son came down to Bobo Dioulasso. On The first part of the tripl (until Boromo) the road is very bad... Lire plus...
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Blog 23 October 2011

Monday Eugénie arrived in Ouagadougou from Europe. Désiré had to deliver 100kg of Shea butter in Ouagadougou to be sent to Canada also on Monday. So Tuesday Eugénie, Désiré, the wife of Emmanuel and their son came down to Bobo Dioulasso. On The first part of the tripl (until Boromo) the road is very bad... Lire plus...
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Blog 16 October 2011

We are investing time and money in villages in Burkina for almost 15 years! We understand that there is a lot of questions on the efficiency of the investment made for development: inefficiency, corruption… Another major problem is measurement of results. Some are easy (number of kids in school) some are not (how many kids... Lire plus...
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Blog 16 October 2011

We are investing time and money in villages in Burkina for almost 15 years! We understand that there is a lot of questions on the efficiency of the investment made for development: inefficiency, corruption… Another major problem is measurement of results. Some are easy (number of kids in school) some are not (how many kids... Lire plus...
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Blog 8 October 2011

So the LAP (agricultural secondary school) is officially opened. It means that the lectures have started. No bands or cutting of ribbon, no speeches, only children with teachers and  a few of us to see it happening. Low key. We have also the official authorisation of opening the school. Very often private school will take... Lire plus...
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Blog 8 October 2011

So the LAP (agricultural secondary school) is officially opened. It means that the lectures have started. No bands or cutting of ribbon, no speeches, only children with teachers and  a few of us to see it happening. Low key. We have also the official authorisation of opening the school. Very often private school will take... Lire plus...
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Blog 2 October 2011

This new trip to Burkina will be for 6 weeks. It will be a very intensive trip since large projects are starting up and since we have also new personnel starting in Burkina. Let’s start with ASAP in Bobo Dioulasso. Since the 26th of September, Emmanuel Sam is our new manager in Burkina. Désiré will... Lire plus...
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Blog 2 October 2011

This new trip to Burkina will be for 6 weeks. It will be a very intensive trip since large projects are starting up and since we have also new personnel starting in Burkina. Let's start with ASAP in Bobo Dioulasso. Since the 26th of September, Emmanuel Sam is our new manager in Burkina. Désiré will... Lire plus...
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Blog 17 juli 2011

Back in Burkina since almost 2 weeks now. Time for some news! The situation is calm here after a lot of problems in the streets created mainly by the military people. Some sanctions have been taken recently. One of which is to expel over 500 militaries. Question everybody asked is : what will those expelled... Lire plus...
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Blog 17 juli 2011

Back in Burkina since almost 2 weeks now. Time for some news! The situation is calm here after a lot of problems in the streets created mainly by the military people. Some sanctions have been taken recently. One of which is to expel over 500 militaries. Question everybody asked is : what will those expelled... Lire plus...
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Blog 1 mei 2011

I am back in theNetherlandssince this morning. I came viaBamakoinMalisince it is still not quiet inOuagadougou. The situation was calmer for a few days, and then the police decided to go and shoot in the air as well. They had seen that the militaries got something out of it b doing it this way, so... Lire plus...
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Blog 1 mei 2011

I am back in theNetherlandssince this morning. I came viaBamakoinMalisince it is still not quiet inOuagadougou. The situation was calmer for a few days, and then the police decided to go and shoot in the air as well. They had seen that the militaries got something out of it b doing it this way, so... Lire plus...
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Blog 24 april 2011

Burkina Fasohas been calm in the past week. A new government has been put in place but without many changes in the people and directions. The apparent impunity of the militaries who took arms out of their compounds, shot in the streets and loot shops is not a very good example. The opposition calls for... Lire plus...
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Blog 24 april 2011

Burkina Fasohas been calm in the past week. A new government has been put in place but without many changes in the people and directions. The apparent impunity of the militaries who took arms out of their compounds, shot in the streets and loot shops is not a very good example. The opposition calls for... Lire plus...
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Blog 17 april 2011

I have left home since almost 2 weeks now. A few days inGhanaand then to Burkina. I was joined in Burkina by Nicola. Nicola is working at ASAP in NL for our communication and fundraising. Since a few days we found ourselves in a strange situation. In the North of the country, mainly in the... Lire plus...
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Blog 17 april 2011

I have left home since almost 2 weeks now. A few days inGhanaand then to Burkina. I was joined in Burkina by Nicola. Nicola is working at ASAP in NL for our communication and fundraising. Since a few days we found ourselves in a strange situation. In the North of the country, mainly in the... Lire plus...
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Blog 20 februari 2011

This will be our last message for this trip. Hope you are still finding some motivation to read it. Hortense: Everything looks good; she has decided to go back to school. We will take her with us on Tuesday on our way toOuagadougou. It is a bit spooky to realize that she got sick when... Lire plus...
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Blog 20 februari 2011

This will be our last message for this trip. Hope you are still finding some motivation to read it. Hortense: Everything looks good; she has decided to go back to school. We will take her with us on Tuesday on our way toOuagadougou. It is a bit spooky to realize that she got sick when... Lire plus...
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Blog 14 februari 2011

First some news about Hortense. She came out of the medical clinic on Wednesday. The pus is coming less that before. However, a check up on Saturday shows still too much pus coming out for the taste of Eugénie. But she is eating very well and is also regaining some strength. This week was busy... Lire plus...
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Blog 14 februari 2011

First some news about Hortense. She came out of the medical clinic on Wednesday. The pus is coming less that before. However, a check up on Saturday shows still too much pus coming out for the taste of Eugénie. But she is eating very well and is also regaining some strength. This week was busy... Lire plus...
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Blog 7 februari 2011

You remember that Hortense had surgery last Sunday. It went fine and she was back home on Tuesday. Unfortunately she had to get back to the clinic where she is until today. Pus was still coming out of the wound and she had to be put on perfusion again. This was not very positive. On... Lire plus...
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Blog 7 februari 2011

You remember that Hortense had surgery last Sunday. It went fine and she was back home on Tuesday. Unfortunately she had to get back to the clinic where she is until today. Pus was still coming out of the wound and she had to be put on perfusion again. This was not very positive. On... Lire plus...
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Blog 30 januari 2011

Already end of January. Time flies. Hortense came out of the clinic on Tuesday. There was very little improvement in her health. She still had problems to eat and drink. A lot of pus was still coming out of the drain she has. Yesterday Eugénie took her back for another check up. The surgeon decided... Lire plus...
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Blog 30 januari 2011

Already end of January. Time flies. Hortense came out of the clinic on Tuesday. There was very little improvement in her health. She still had problems to eat and drink. A lot of pus was still coming out of the drain she has. Yesterday Eugénie took her back for another check up. The surgeon decided... Lire plus...
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Blog 23 januari 2011

First let me give you some news about Hortense. On Monday she had another ultrasound done, in which they found pus right under the liver. Decision was made for surgery on Tuesday for peritonitis. The operation lasted more than 4 hours. A liter of pus was taken out, the appendix was hidden right under the... Lire plus...
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Blog 23 januari 2011

First let me give you some news about Hortense. On Monday she had another ultrasound done, in which they found pus right under the liver. Decision was made for surgery on Tuesday for peritonitis. The operation lasted more than 4 hours. A liter of pus was taken out, the appendix was hidden right under the... Lire plus...
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Blog 17 januari 2011

This week was marked by a new experience for us (mainly Eugénie): contact with the health care in Bobo Dioulasso. She will tell you the story.Hortense is a scholarship holder in a boarding school. On January 3rd, she was supposed to go back to school as well as the other 51 children. On her way... Lire plus...

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    Vrouwen in Burkina Faso zijn vaak aangewezen op zichzelf. Ze hebben kinderen, gemiddeld zelfs zeven per vrouw, die voeding, hygiënische leefomstandigheden en onderwijs nodig hebben. Om in hun eigen onderhoud te voorzien leven veel vrouwen van 'un petit commerce': een handeltje dat ze zelf draaien om inkomsten te genereren.

    Vrouwen op het platteland in Burkina Faso hebben voldoende kennis en ideeën voor zo'n 'petit commerce':

    Het ontbreekt hen echter vaak aan het benodigde geld om hun eigen project te starten. Daarom verstrekt ASAP jaarlijks microkrediet aan vrouwenassociaties in de door ASAP ondersteunde dorpen in Burkina Faso.