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Situation in Burkina

27 August 2017 Situation in Burkina After the terrorist attack at the beginning of our trip, things are rather calm here. It is still do not known which organization is behind the attack. They have just posted some robot portraits of the 2 terrorists who got away. Since among the dead people there were 2... Read more...
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Relation between Burkina and the Jihadists

20 August 2017 Eugenie and I are back in Burkina Faso for 2 weeks. Eugenie immediately got busy with painting in our house and working with the workshop making the kits of protection for girls and women. Relation between Burkina and the Jihadists We were in the hotel in Ouagadougou last Sunday when we heard... Read more...
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Consultants

16 July 2017 And another trip has ended, I am now back in The Netherlands. This last week was mainly to tie up things around the office and for the LAP. Consultants, consultants, consultants!!!! I have already mentioned in a previous blog that consultants are a major decease in Africa (and elsewhere). Sorry to my... Read more...
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Entry test to the LAP

09 July 2017 So, all our visitors left last weekend. They all got home safely. I hope that their visit was memorable which will  motivate them to promote our work around them. UNFPA We had the surprise of a visit at our office of 30 people from an agency of the United Nations taking care of... Read more...
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Nursery school

02 July 2017 It was a very busy week with 5 visitors. One coming from The Netherlands (Joop) and four from France from the association A Petits Pas (Didier, Marie Paule, Christophe and Sonia). A Petits Pas A Petits Pas is a French association who has been supporting projects in 4 of our villages since... Read more...
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Some results of the students we sponsor

25 June 2017 So I am back in Burkina since about 10 days. Eugénie stayed in The Netherlands to be with Claire (daughter) who needed surgery. It is the beginning of the rainy season and the country side has changed completely with fields being prepared or already with small plants. Nature likes water!! Rivers have... Read more...
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Blog: Elephants

17 April 2017 So, it was a rather slow week for me, a “coup de fatigue” came over me after 3 months of running around. I had to stay in the house for a couple of days. Heat and too many travels to the villages and the LAP got of me. Elephants I had seen... Read more...
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Blog: Honey harvesting

9 April 2017 Some rains have finally come to cool the temperatures a bit. It is impressive to see the quick changes in nature due to these rains. Honey harvesting It is the period for honey harvesting. In the past 2 years, we have been able to distribute 650 hives among women and men in... Read more...
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Blog: water is always a short supply

02 April 2017 Along the way to a village, a patch of grass. Some rain had come a few days earlier. We wish rain would come to cool down the temperature. About women associations I come to realize that women associations are not really to work together, but it is to get something together. Many... Read more...
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Blog: presentation to the women of the village of Fon

26 March 2017 Eugénie arrived in Burkina Faso last Monday. She has already started on many activities despite the temperature, which is getting higher and higher together with the humidity. Presentation to the women of the village of Fon Eugénie just arrived and we had planned a presentation for her at the village of Fon.... Read more...

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  • Micro credit

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    Women in Burkina Faso are not rarely relying on themselves. In doing so they have children, on average even seven per woman, for whom food, hygienic living conditions and education is needed. To create self sufficiency the have 'un petit commerce ': a business that they are running by themselves to generate revenue.

    Women in rural areas in Burkina Faso have sufficient knowledge and ideas for such a Petit Commerce:

    These women often are missing the required funds to start their own project. The ASAP foundation provides annual micro credit to women associations in the supported villages in Burkina Faso.