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Nursery schools are one of the best projects we have done in Burkina!

18 February 2018 Actions and their consequences In Europe, most of the time, “good” actions have  positive consequences and “bad” actions are  punished. In Burkina it is not that simple. Consequences for bad actions taken by somebody will first depend on the power of this person. Direct power or power they have via family or... Lees verder...
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Seasons and activities in villages in Burkina

11 February 2018 Seasons and activities in villages in Burkina In Burkina, there are two main seasons one dry and one rainy. In between there are some transitions towards rains or away from rains. The activities of villagers are mainly linked with the seasons. From May to October (rainy period) they are busy in the... Lees verder...
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News from Burkina

4 February 2018 The first week of this trip was with cool nights and little dust in the air. This past week dust is back and temperatures are not decreasing at night as for the first week. News from Burkina On the education front, the unions and the government came to an agreement. Since time... Lees verder...
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Situation of education in Burkina 

28 January 2018 First, I would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy 2018. I have been back in Burkina since a week. Situation of education in Burkina  I already mentioned in previous blogs that there were a lot of strikes in December from teachers for all levels of education (primary, secondary... Lees verder...
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December not a month for studying in Burkina

17 December 2017 This is the last blog for 2017. We will go back to The Netherlands this coming Wednesday to be with the family for Christmas.           December not a month for studying in Burkina The month of December is not a very active month for schools in Burkina Faso.... Lees verder...
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Beekeeping

10 December 2017 We are coming towards the end of this trip. We will go back to NL on December 20th. In the meantime, Eugénie has returned to Burkina. The container we sent at the end of September has arrived. She is in charge of sorting out the second hand clothes and other miscellaneous items... Lees verder...
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Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you

26 November 2017 Inspiration to write blog is not always there. In the past 2 weeks, dust in the air is so dense that it seems that it has stopped my inspiration. Test at the gardening project in Nefrelaye We have started a project of gardening in the village in Nefrelaye 4 years ago. The... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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,... 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.