Investing in sustainable development

Foundation ASAP helps to alleviate poverty in the villages of Burkina Faso

ASAP was founded in 1997 by Hervé Millet, following a 40-year long exchange of letters with his pen pal Jean Millogo in Burkina Faso. Hervé secured an arrangement between a village and the government of Burkina Faso. If the inhabitants of Fina village built a medical clinic themselves, the government would send a nurse. To have their own badly needed clinic was a longtime wish of the villagers.

What makes ASAP unique is that it insists on the involvement of villagers in order to achieve sustainable development. The funds required to run the foundation are kept as low as possible, which means that ASAP devotes 95 % of raised funds to projects in Burkina Faso!


Last blog from Herve this year

We are back in The Netherlands since yesterday, welcomed by a cold rain. For iron, to harden it, it is first heated then plunged in cold water. For people, coming from 37oC to a rainy 4oC does not make you stronger. Marketing 101 We  developed a project for a bakery...

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More about the secondary agricultural school (LAP)

At the beginning of the week we welcomed two visitors who will stay with us for about 3 weeks: Stephanie is from Switzerland and will help us improve our process linked with production and sales control. Lucile is French and will look at our beekeeping project. LAP...

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How can you help us?

Donations in kind

We can always use office supplies for our office in Burkina Faso! Also clothing is very welcome.

Finance projects

You can ASAP by making a donation. Both one-time and monthly or annual donations are more than welcome!

Buy products in our shop

Beautiful bronze sculptures created by renowned artists. The proceeds benefit our Foundation!

Accredited charity

The ASAP Foundation is an accredited charity. That means that we meet strict quality requirements. Supervisor CBF checks this on a regular basis. So you can be sure that we are accountable, contribute to a better world and handle every euro with care. Would you like to know more about accredited charities and making a donation? Please go to

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