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 for this year!

This is the last blog for this trip. Back in The Netherlands on Tuesday and I will spend Christmas with Eugénie and Claire in Boston. Next trip to Burkina Faso should be mid-February.Improving harvest yields by improving the quality of the soilThe soil in Burkina...

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Visit of the Association A Petits Pas

Visit of the Association A Petits Pas This week we have the visit of 6 French members of the association A Petits Pas (APP). APP is a major contributor to the funding of our projects in Burkina Faso. A Petits Pas has funded many projects in 4 of our villages. We have...

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European Union and fish farming

2 December 2018 This week I went to Ouagadougou. Eugénie had to go back to the US to help Claire with another surgery. I took this opportunity to have some meetings in the capital of Burkina Faso. European Union, what union? You probably wonder why I am talking about...

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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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