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!
Update on the security situation in Burkina Faso
Since over 4 years the security situation in Burkina Faso has been getting worse.
The instability of the country is wished by many actors: Muslim extremists, traffickers, some political parties. This obviously is also aggravated by the similar instability in the neighboring Mali and there are elections planned in Burkina Faso for the end of 2020. The instability in Mali has brought refugees in Burkina Faso. Today there are also over 1.000.000 displaced Burkinabe who have left their homes. It is a big challenge to control and help those refugees.
So far only the border area’s of Burkina Faso are really affected with violence. The villages where ASAP is active have not been affected.
The implementation of projects and their follow up is supervised by our team in Burkina Faso. They do not have problems when they go to the villages and contractors are doing their jobs in a normal way.
It is difficult to predict what will be the evolution of this situation. We can pray for a better political situation in Burkina Faso, but we should not stop to help villages to develop. ASAP Foundation has been active in Burkina Faso for over 22 years and we do not intend to stop our support to the disadvantaged population.
We hope that you will keep on supporting us with this task!
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