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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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Blog: cashew nuts project

26 February 2017 This week was mostly dedicated to awareness meeting to women about their period cycles and the kit of protection we are offering them. No visit to the LAP this week. Cashew nuts project / grafting Cashew nuts are becoming interesting to produce; price is going up every year. We are looking at... Lees verder...
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Blog: news from the LAP

19 February 2017 The temperatures are rising here. The cool nights we had until now are getting warmer and warmer. In the past few days, the wind Harmattan has been very strong. It blows a lot of dust all over. News from the LAP We have been looking at organizing the students study time in... Lees verder...
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Blog: bush fires

12 February 2017 Bush Fires Men in Burkina usually start bush fires. They are a way to hunt animals (rats, rabbits) or in the process to clean a piece of land (burning trees). They are very bad for the nature since most of the fires are not controlled. The bush fires destroy many trees such... Lees verder...
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Blog: Students in Banfora

5 February 2017 This week was mainly dedicated to the LAP and to the students we have in Banfora. Students in Banfora A Petits Pas (French association) is sponsoring 8 students (5 girls and 3 boys) in schools in Banfora. Five of them are on their last year of secondary school. We went to visit... Lees verder...
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Blog: cotton farmers

29 January 2017 Week 2 of this trip. Cotton farmers The harvest of cotton has been going on since November and is normally ending in December. Groups of farmers bring the cotton to a central place. It is weighed and each farmer of the group knows how much he has brought. The cotton company Sofitex... Lees verder...
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Blog: some news about the political situation

22 January 2017 Back in Burkina since a week. Eugénie will join me in a few weeks. However, I am not alone, Marion has joined us until the end of April. She has studied education and she will try to help us at the LAP with the studying methods of our students. Some news about... Lees verder...
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Blog: LAP news

27 November 2016 This is the last blog of this trip. Not really looking forward to face the rains and cold weather in the Netherlands. LAP news It has been a very intense trip with a lot of work done for the LAP. Managing people is not easy anywhere. Hopefully we now have a stable... 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.