In Burkina, according to the authorities, there are 3 cases of corona virus. With all the news coming from other countries, people here are getting nervous. The health care system is not the best. Lets hope that it does not spread. Here no panic about toilet paper, not many people use it…
Gardening project in Nefrelaye
I know that we have already talked many times about this project, but when something works I like to talk about it.
Last time we were there on February 15th it was to help parceling the ground where the 60 women could cultivate thanks to a new water well.
This is the results after less than one month on March 11.
Thanks to the new water well, the women have better harvests on their existing plot and they can also now have a second plot. We estimate that the average revenue per women from the gardening activity will triple thanks to the water availability.
In the soap and pomade produced by our association in Burkina we use essential oil of citronella. There is a local artisan who can distill the citronella leaves.
We encouraged the women of the gardening project in Nefrelaye to plant this herb which is very easy to grow. We are paying them with soap: 5kg of citronella equals one soap.
We wanted to take the opportunity of our last trip to bring some to the city. The volume which can be processed is limited and we wanted only 100 kg of leaves.
How do you select the women who can give you the citronella? Impossible!!! We had to take everything, which was over 200 kg.
Pictures along the way
Proverb of the week
If the epidemic spreads, the moral will also increase. Albert Camus
For the moment, he wanted to do like all those who seemed to believe, around him, that the plague can come and go without the hearts of men being changed. The Plague : Albert Camus