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Blog: cotton farmers

29 January 2017 Week 2 of this trip. Cotton farmers The harvest of cotton has been going on since November and is normally ending in December. Groups of farmers bring the cotton to a central place. It is weighed and each farmer of the group knows how much he has brought. The cotton company Sofitex... Lees verder...
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Blog: some news about the political situation

22 January 2017 Back in Burkina since a week. Eugénie will join me in a few weeks. However, I am not alone, Marion has joined us until the end of April. She has studied education and she will try to help us at the LAP with the studying methods of our students. Some news about... Lees verder...
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Blog: LAP news

27 November 2016 This is the last blog of this trip. Not really looking forward to face the rains and cold weather in the Netherlands. LAP news It has been a very intense trip with a lot of work done for the LAP. Managing people is not easy anywhere. Hopefully we now have a stable... Lees verder...
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Blog: water carts

20 November 2016 Dust is in the air (not the title of a song), covering everything and irritating people’s eyes and throats. A lot of people with colds. It is also the time that the meningitis spreads with the dust. We will vaccinate the newest and the oldest children at the LAP this week. Water... Lees verder...
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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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  • Microkrediet

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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.