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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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Nursery schools

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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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.... Lees verder...
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Blog: where humility could help!

12 March 2017 On Monday Michèle, mother of Marion (French trainee staying with us until end of April) arrived. Michèle will stay with us for 10 days. She will follow us in villages and the LAP and she will be able to do some tourism. We love showing what we are do over here, so... Lees verder...
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Blog: Women’s day

05 March 2017 Eugénie is not in Burkina yet. She is with Claire in the US trying to help her with the cancer detected a few weeks ago. Temperature where she is -10oC when we have +42oC. Extreme! Price of bread: Being an ex-French colony, Burkina Faso has adopted the bread as main food in... 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.