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Blog: LAP director never ending story

13 November 2016 Only 2 more weeks in Burkina for this trip. In the past week the weather has drastically changed: cool night (20/22o C) still 38o C in the day time. The wind Harmatan is blowing, bringing a lot of dust in the air and this coolness at night. It is at least 3... Lees verder...
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Blog: civil servants and consultants

6 November 2016 Transport on the roads of Burkina is always a challenge. The small bus on the left is driving at 80km per hour!!!! You can count on one broken truck per 20km along the road.                     Civil servants and consultants In previous blogs I... Lees verder...
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Blog: meeting in the village of Sokourani

30 October 2016 Sunday I went fishing with Yannick, one of our grandchildren in Burkina (10 years old). It was his first experience fishing. I realized that I had much more patience with the fish than with Yannick. We caught a good number of small fishes. On the way to the fishing place we passed... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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Blog: Village development dilemma

16 October 2016 In some low ground, there is still some water where lilies open in the morning. Village development dilemma This week I met with the head of the agricultural research of Burkina. In the meeting we discussed about the difficulties that a village has to develop. For him, and I agree with him, a... Lees verder...
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Blog: visit to the village of Sidi 2

9 October 2016 The rainy season has stopped. Since over a week we had no rain in Bobo, in some other areas there were no rains since 2 or 3 weeks. Some of the crops still need a few rains such as sesame. Let’s hope they will come. Visit to the village of Sidi 2... Lees verder...
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Blog: Visit of new village FON

2 October 2016 Eugenie has arrived yesterday in Ouagadougou and will be home in Bobo Dioulasso today. Unexplained Traditions: We are starting to be very active with honey. Buying raw honey from the beekeepers, conditioning it for sale in Burkina. This means honey is transported from the villages to Bobo and then transported when sold.... Lees verder...
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Blog: 25 September 2016

I am Back in Burkina since a week; Eugénie will join me early October. In Burkina the rainy season ends beginning of October normally. September can be still with a lot of rains. These rains are preceded by very strong winds, which flattens corns and/or sorghum plants if they are not well supported or if... Lees verder...
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Blog: 2 July 2016

Cashew nut trees The cashew nut trees are starting to be very popular in Burkina. A lot of traders (mainly Indian) are coming to buy the raw nuts in Burkina. This purchase of the raw nuts brings no added value in Burkina for this activity. It puts the small group transforming the raw nuts into... Lees verder...
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26 June 2016

With the rains a lot of green colors are coming out. Even on what looks like very sterile ground grass will grow, making it look like a carpet. Consequences of acts For many things good deeds are not recognized and bad deeds are not sanctioned. It is also true at the level of the family.... Lees verder...

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  • Microkrediet

    case-microkrediet

    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.