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Meningitis vaccination at the LAP

12 november 2017 At this time of the year, it is not unusual to encounter large herds of cows. They are moving in search of food. Meningitis vaccination at the LAP In 2012, we lost a student to meningitis. Since then we vaccinate students each year. The vaccination is good for 3 years. The meningitis... Read more...
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Poor harvest 2017

5 November 2017 I am writing this blog from the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Eugénie is on her way to the USA / Tijuana (Mexico) to accompany to Claire (daughter) who is undergoing further treatment in a hospital for her cancer. I am sure that many of you will say “Why do you have... Read more...
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Water well at the school of Sidi

29 October 2017 The grass is already dry, the consequence of a very short rainy season. This means that early bush fires can be expected. Meeting of the parents at the LAP Last Saturday, we had a meeting with the parents at the LAP. Each of the 12 villages where the students are coming from,... Read more...
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Political situation

22 October 2017 Eugénie and I are back in Burkina Faso since one week. Eugénie had expected to see our house all repainted inside. Well it was not, and it required her a lot of energy in this first week to make the house ready for 3 Dutch guests who arrived on Friday. Harvest time... Read more...
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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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  • 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.