2010 https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/ en The Moringa Reseau https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/moringa-reseau <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Moringa Reseau</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/index.php/tags/2009" hreflang="en">2009</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/2010" hreflang="en">2010</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/peace-corps" hreflang="en">Peace Corps</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/tenado" hreflang="en">Ténado</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/food" hreflang="en">food</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/health" hreflang="en">health</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/moringa" hreflang="en">moringa</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/revenue-generating" hreflang="en">revenue-generating</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Moringa is the name of a “miracle tree,” originally imported from India, which grows well in savanna regions of West Africa. Food prepared containing moringa ingredients is an affordable and nutritious source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Moringa leaves and powder are a valuable and enriched food source during portions of the year when fresh vegetables are not available. In collaboration with PCVs and local farmers in the village of Ténado, FBF resources helped launch a seedling nursery in 2009-10. The nursery supplied moringa saplings to farmers in neighboring villages interested in developing their own small plantation. The project also gave birth to the creation of a profitable agribusiness enterprise that produced and sold moringa powder in local rural and large urban regional markets.</p></div> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:53:08 +0000 fbf 25 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Shea-Butter Entreprises https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/shea-butter-entreprises <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Shea-Butter Entreprises</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/index.php/tags/2003" hreflang="en">2003</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/2010" hreflang="en">2010</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/babora-pegora" hreflang="en">Babora-Pegora</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/tiogo" hreflang="en">Tiogo</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/fostering-innovation" hreflang="en">fostering innovation</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/revenue-generating" hreflang="en">revenue-generating</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Two Burkinabe NGOs--Association ASUDEC and Association NOWON--approached FBF about collaborating with them in efforts to promote shea-butter as a source of income for women’s cooperatives in the villages of Babora-Pegora and Tiogo. FBF provided funds to ASUDEC in 2003 and to NOWAN in 2010 to purchase a hydraulic oil press in Babora-Pegora and Tiogo, respectively. The mills, in combination with ASUDEC’s and NOWON’s educational programs, provided incentives for cooperative members to collect shea nuts, process them into shea butter, and sell the butter in the market. Thanks to these shea-butter projects, women have been empowered and household incomes have increased in both villages.</p></div> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:36:43 +0000 fbf 17 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org Post-secondary Scholarships https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org/projects/post-secondary-scholarships <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Post-secondary Scholarships</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fbf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 02/27/2010 - 07:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <a href="/index.php/tags/2010" hreflang="en">2010</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/neeed" hreflang="en">NEEED</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/girls" hreflang="en">girls</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/post-secondary-school" hreflang="en">post-secondary school</a>, <a href="/index.php/tags/scholarships" hreflang="en">scholarships</a> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In 2010, FBF began supporting girls’ post-secondary scholarships. This on-going program helps finance training of young women either to become midwives, nurses, or primary-school teachers or enables them to pursue a university education. Selection criteria include potential for candidates to succeed in their studies and financial need. Preference is also given to girls from rural villages. In the past five years, FBF has supported 116 scholarships. Only one student has dropped out. Competition for our scholarships from qualified girls is keen, with over 200 girls applying for a scholarship every year.</p></div> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:33:30 +0000 fbf 13 at https://www.friendsofburkinafaso.org