The people you see on the Kiva site are real individuals in need of funding. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community.
After the course of a loan - usually 6-12 months - you can relend to someone else in need. Laura and I too provide finances, in particular to these people, via the Kiva initiative.
B The Foundation Help Burkina offers small scale aid to the friendly population of the African country of Burkina Faso. Since 1991 we have planted thousands of trees, in 2001 we drilled two waterpumps in little villages and in the capital we have built a school for orphans and streetchildren.
In 2003 we built a health-centre in Douré and a 3-room primary school with 3 dwellings for the teachers in Kokossin. In 2005 a “Foyer des filles” was constructed, a kind of boarding-school for 40 girls who live in remote villages, in order to give them an opportunity to go to secondary school in Boulsa. From 2006 till recently we constructed a stable for cattle, to prevent market gardens being grazed or trampled. Also a kitchen and a meeting place for women were realised.
If you would like to know more about our charitable institution, please
Update: the 2015 sanitary/toilet building that we have constructed in Pouytenga.
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