This week was busy week. Among the activities was a lot of cleaning of our administration which is not my favorite task.

But we had a very good visit to the village of Nefrelaye where I could enjoy the day.

Project in the village of Nefrelaye

Some projects in the village of Nefrelaye

Nursery school

This year we have a very dynamic person in charge. The number of children went from 50 last year to 61 this year

Cashew trees project

In 2018 we were able to provide cashew trees to farmers in this village.

Some farmers did very well and the2 year-old trees already start having some fruits.

Boureima received 200 trees and all of them are growing nicely. His field is along the road, easy to visit.

While we were at the nursery school, Ousmane, an older man came to talk to us. He was unhappy because we never went to see his cashew tree field, but always the one of Boureima. We had to go. He is very proud of his field and he was very happy of our visit

Gardening project

60 women are producing vegetables for selling and for their own cooking. Because lack of water, only half of the fenced area could be exploited. Each woman has a 10×10 meters plot

Thanks to generous donors we have been able to drill a second well to have more water. This new well is at 110 meters deep and produces 16m3 / hour of water. A downhole pump powered by solar panels brings the water to the basins. This will enable the women to double the size of their plot and thus their revenue from the sale of their vegetables.

One of the reasons of our visit was to help them with the distribution of the new available plots. It came out that each of the 60 women wanted a new plot. No space for new members… We ask them if they could think about redistributing the existing plots in order for them to have adjacent plots. It was an immediate NO. So we will be dividing the available ground in 60 plots and then they will be a draw to distribute them among the women.

The apple from the watering can was broken, so they have found an ingenious way to replace it

Nice baobab along the way

Proverb of the week

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.“
Albert Einstein

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be able to discover with better accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.“
Plato

Be good to yourself and others,

Hervé

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