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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...

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...

Container arrived in Burkina Faso

18 November 2018 Completion of the school of Kouekouesso B The school is made of 2 such buildings. Each of them have 3 class rooms and 1 office space. The last class room was opened beginning of October 2018. This school has 285 students. It was funded by the French...

Success from our scholarship holders

Price of gasoline and electricity in Burkina Faso “Nice” surprise this Friday morning, an increase of more than 10% on the price of the gasoline and gasoil. I am not sure how the people will take it, but this means that besides the additional costs for people using...

Follow-up on the village of Kofila

4 November 2018 Wednesday and Thursday of this week were holidays (popular insurrection on Wednesday and all saints day on Thursday ). There are 15 free days per year in Burkina Faso. Besides religious feasts (Catholic and Muslim) there are 2 days for Independence...

Hidden corruption 

28 October 2018 A very important event in Burkina Faso is the “Tour du Faso”. A cycling competition on the paved roads of Burkina. Cyclers have to be very careful  because of the many potholes. Here no question of cycling “head in the handlebars”. MAGGI broth cubes...

Security situation in Burkina

7 October 2018 So here am I again in Burkina Faso. Eugénie will join me in 2 weeks. The rainy season has been good. Now the rain should stop so that villagers can begin to harvest their fields. Rains are no good for the roads. Communication is very difficult and...

Farm activities

Rains came, but have stopped for about a week now…. Let’s hope that they will be more regular in this season. Nepotism and withholding fees I am not sure why I am talking again about nepotism since it is a disease difficult to cure. Recently, the general manager of...

News from Burkina Faso

It is nice to see so much green after a long period of brown colors Fetishes have more power than our lectures For many years we have been explaining to farmers that growing cotton is not profitable. We can demonstrate that to them and they can agree on our...

Challenges of having “only” one rainy season

2 July 2018 The rainy season seems to have finally arrived with rains every other day. Farmers and their families are busy working in the fields. Challenges of having “only” one rainy season In Burkina there is only one rainy season from June to September. This means...

Situation in Burkina Faso

24 June 2018 It has been 2 weeks since I came back to Burkina Faso. This period is supposed to be the start of the rainy season, but only just this morning we got a long and steady rain. First time we see fruit on this palm tree in our garden. Apparently we cannot eat...

Firebug (gendarme) a very special insect

[:nl]End of our trip this time, so last blog. We had to change our return date due to the fact that Air France is on strike (again).  Between the railway company which is  on strike 2 days per week since 5 weeks, and Air France on strike at least 5 days per month, it...

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