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Up-date microcredit, nursery school and the lunch program

Up-date microcredit, nursery school and the lunch program

Another 2 weeks in Burkina before going back to The Netherlands where I will spent the all month of July. Women microcredit This week we had 2 trips to villages to check list of women for microcredit. It is a rather hard work with the heat, the women are  not...

Microcredit for women

Microcredit for women

News from the LAP This week the fourth year students are passing a national exam called the BEPC. If successful the student can go further in secondary school. We have 40 students passing this exam this year. The results will be known normally for my blog of next week...

Clash between traditions and religion

Clash between traditions and religion

Clash between traditions and religion The religion in the villages where we are active varies with the ethnical group and the history of the village. In villages who are predominantly Muslim, there are no catholic or protestant. In animist villages, you can find...

Security situation in Burkina

Security situation in Burkina

27 May 2019 I am back in Burkina since a week while Eugénie is in the USA. In this first week we had two rains. You can see farmers getting ready for the rainy season which they call “l’hivernage”. News from the LAP It is the end of the year and lectures are finished....

Beliefs, witchcraft

Beliefs, witchcraft

This is the last blog for this trip. I am going back to The Netherlands coming Tuesday. I am not sure what is the weather like there, but I will not miss the heat we have in Burkina right now. Beliefs, witchcraft It is difficult to realize how people behavior is...

Biodynamic agriculture, a paradise for plants en trees

Biodynamic agriculture, a paradise for plants en trees

Time flies, only one week left for this trip in Burkina. I did not travel much this past week. We spent time interviewing candidates for a new commercial person in the local organization. Permaculture and Biodynamics We went to see Daouda Oauttara, a farmer close to...

Lunch for primary schools

Lunch for primary schools

It is a time when plenty of the yellow acacias blossom in the country side. Each year I take pictures of this pretty tree. Mango rains In the last week we have had a couple of rains. It brings the temperature down temporarily, but as soon as the sun comes out again,...

It is time for the masks to come out

It is time for the masks to come out

Wednesday was Eugénie’s birthday. The Dutch tradition is that the person who has the birthday brings cake to the office. So we had a “lekker” cake to eat at the office with all the personnel. It is time for the masks to come out (end March / April). Some of the masks...

The farm in the village Sokourani

The farm in the village Sokourani

Eugénie arrived this weekend. She came from a snowy Boston to a 40° C climate via  windy and rainy Netherlands. Here there is no rain but it is really becoming hot with a lot of dust in the air. The farm of Sokourani In Sokourani we have a farm of 22 Ha. It was...

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