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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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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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... Lees verder...
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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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  • 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.