Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability...

Fundamental  elements  of  our  process of cooperation, acquired by degrees through training, monitoring and project evaluations

Part of the villages’ economic activities – such as the mills, the soap workshop and cultivations for school canteens – are reinvested in order to ensure sustainability. The village committees are essential to this method of working.




From 2016 to 2017 in the villages of the provinces of Passoré and Sanguié

• Launch of two community centres complete with libraries

• Scholarships for the middle school, currently given to 80 students

• Grain mills

• Equipment for training courses in sewing and mending cars for young people

• Soccer to boys and girls, including tournaments

• Restoration of wells

• Sponsorships for three women's groups producing textiles and soap

• Solar panels on schools

• Launch of a project of conservation agriculture to address consequences of   climate change

• Long distance adoption for the children of single mothers in the capital   Ouagadougou


Overview





Overview

Fitil/Aclem with the rural communities

  Completed Projects

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Province of Sanguié district of Kordié - Province of Passoré district of Samba

In the first months of 2015 we have repaired 30 forage (closed wells with pumps) in several villages of the two Districts. These add to the four repaired in 2014. The funds were for 29 wells, but the technician has been so good to save money for an extra one. We also organized formation courses for the maintenance and gave out kits of tools. Each village has put a committee in place to keep the pumps in good condition and the area around them clean... There is a run off of water from each well which allows the lifestock to drink from a concrete pool.

 Total funds € 14.909

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Province of Sanguié district of Kordié

For the school year 2014-2015, we have granted 8 scholarships for the middle school to students from several villages.

Total funds € 680

Mill in Perkoa, which also serves 7 neighbouring villages.

Total funds € 3.080

Reparation of two wells in Kordié, neithbourhoods of Koly and Boulkuiyo.

Total funds € 1.155

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Province of Passoré district of Samba

For the school year 2014-2015, we have granted 8 scholarships for the middle school to students from several villages. Total funds € 680

Mill in Thébo, which also serves 10 neighbouring villages.

Total funds € 3.086

Reparation of two wells in Samba, neighbourhoods of Pella and Kossana.

Total funds € 1.054

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Province of Oubritenga village of Poussoug-Ziga

The village is located at 40 km from the capital Ouagadougou, populated by 800 inhabitants of Mossi ethnic group.

Mill

Total funds € 3.490

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Province of Yatenga village of Ziga

In the Northern Region, at about 180 km from the capital Ouagadougou, we started a microcredito project with family Savadogo.

Chicken farm

Total funds € 824

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City of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Fifth year of the LONG DISTANCE ADOPTION programme launched in January 2009 and aimed at the children of single mothers in the city of Ouagadougou.

Eight child sponsorships were active by end of 2013.

Funds dispensed € 2.880

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Administrative centers of Kordié (province of Sanguié) and Samba (province of Passoré)

The SCHOLARSHIP programme for primary school children to attend the four-year course of the middle school continues in Kordié and Samba. The diploma allows access to state employment or to further studies. For girls, is also a tool to avoid early marriages. 37 scholarships have been awarded for the school-year 2013-2014.

 Funds dispensed: € 3.145

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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Goagba, Kouka (province of Kourweogo)

Additional funds have been destined to the LITERACY FOR ADULT WOMEN programme launched in 2012.

Funds dispensed € 1.257

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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Goagba, Kouka (province of Kourweogo)

Additional funds have been destined to the SPORT FOR GIRLS programme launched in 2012.

Funds dispensed € 1.573

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City of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Fourth year of the LONG DISTANCE ADOPTION programme launched in January 2009 and aimed at the children of single mothers in the city of Ouagadougou.

Eight child sponsorships were active by end of 2013. Funds dispensed € 2.550

Every afternoon across the wall from our office/house, we can hear the enthusiastic cries of a group of young men playing football in the wide dusty street. Recently they came and asked us to sponsor their team. So now there is a SOCCER TEAM with an Italian logo and FITIL written on their shirts. They haven’t won a game yet, but just wait…

Total funds € 157
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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Goagba, Kouka (province of Kourweogo)

Fourth year of the SCHOLARSHIP programme, which allows five primary school children of each village to access middle school. Annual fee is 85 Euros. Funds dispensed € 5.850  (for 78 students, two unfortunately died during the meningitis epidemic).


After the severe drought of 2011 and consequent food shortage, in the spring of 2012, Fitil completed the emergency project started the year before, providing FOOD SUPPLIES to 230 families of the four villages.

Funds dispensed € 4.000


In the same period, a serious meningitis epidemic has spread through the area, Fitil did not have funds for mass vaccination, so it financed an AWARENESS CAMPAIGN and EMERGENCY AID in collaboration with local health authorities in Niou.

Funds dispensed € 2.226


In the fall, we started a LITERACY PROJECT FOR ADULT WOMEN (Reflect method), much solicited since our very first meetings with the communities. The 3-year programme is addressed to 125 women of the four villages, subject to the training of appropriate personnel.Funds dispensed € 15.562


Another project started by Fitil is raising great interest and approval from other associatios, local authorities and the Ministry of Sport: a SPORTS PROGRAMME FOR THE GIRLS of the villages, who will train to play soccer and volley.

Funds dispensed € 4.920


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WEST BANK

In the spring, Fitil has financed a project in a Bedouin community in Palestine. Working together with the NGO Vento di Terra and with additional funds from UNICEF, we have provided Early Childhood Training for ten Bedouin women from the local community who will then work in the pre schools in the Jahalin communities around Jerusalem and Ramallah.

 Funds dispensed: € 1.600

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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Kouka, Goagba – Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

Scholarships for 60 students to attend middle school, 15 from each village, third year of the program – € 4.500

Workshop on reproductive health for 150 women and 70 men of the four villages. The basic principle of the project has been aimed at developing their ability to intervene in this field and study the correct behaviour in: family planning, pregnancy and breastfeeding, diseases linked to reproduction, prevention of AIDS and sexual infections, behaviour during the menopause, identification of herbs and medicinal plants, preparation of natural remedies, planting and protection of plants used in natural remedies. – € 2.827

Emergency food assistance after severe drought and consequent famine. Beneficiaries: children under 5, pregnant women, elderly people belonging to 230 families of the four villages. – € 7.046

Special funding of school canteens for the primary schools of the four villages (total 1,600 students) after sever drought and damages to crops. School canteens are otherwise self-sufficient, with parents growing crops started by Fitil and preparing meals. – € 6.814

Additional solar panels for primary schools, after those installed in 2010. – € 1.611

Survey on the use of mosquito nets, carried out by the students who have scholarships to the middle school. Both the students and the villagers have shown great interest in the survey and thanks to their work the local health authority was able to register a decrease of 25% in malaria cases - € 0


City of Ouagadougou

Third year of the LONG DISTANCE ADOPTION programme.

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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Kouka, Goagba – Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

Solar panels for primary schools in the four villages. Thanks to this project, students of all ages can study after sunset and villagers can recharge their mobile phones…  € 5.928

Grain mill in Goagba – € 3.000

Vaccinations against meningitis in the four villages. – Quantity: 260. € 3.000

 

Soccer teams in the four villages. Since then, there have been tournaments and trophies! – € 2.200

Contribution for reforestation project in Goagba – € 150

Scholarships to middle school for 40 students, second year of the programme. € 3.000

Repair of two wells in Tangseghin – € 1.667


City of Ouagadougou

Second year of the LONG DISTANCE ADOPTION programme.

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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Kouka, Goagba – Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

Crops for school canteens in the four villages. In the collective fields villagers grow beans and sorgho, the funding includes 4 carts, 8 donkeys and cooking utensils. The school canteens cater for 1.600 students. – € 5.000

Workshop on communal crops in the four villages aimed to optimized the activity. – € 332

School tables for elementary school in Goagba. 30 tables, accomodating 82 students. € 1.375

Scholarships for the first year of middle school to students of the four villages. The diploma makes young people eligible for public employment and further education. For girls, is also a mean to avoid early marriages. – € 1.500

Vaccination against meningitis in Tangseghin (182 doses) – € 2.087

54 latrines in Goagba, Kouka and Tangseghin – € 5.068

Irrigation canals in Sakouli – € 1.273

Bycicle and plastic materials for soap production in Sakouli – € 106

Training workshop for the Village Committees of the four Villages. 36 participants, 5 days – € 900

Repair of buldings damaged by the violent summer rains in Sakouli (soap factory, grain mill, French-Arab school) – € 707


City of Ouagadougou

First year of the LONG DISTANCE ADOPTION programme.

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Villages of Sakouli, Tangseghin, Kouka, Goagba – Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

Fitil’s projects in 2008 have involved activities in the village of Sakouli as well as in three nearby villages – Tangseghin, Kouka and Goagba. The projects carried out resulted from meeting with the local communities who expressed their priorities: grain mills, mosquito nets, reforestation and housing for teachers and school rooms at the elementary school of Goagba. In June, we also decided a 30% increase of local salaries in line with the higher cost of living in Burkina Faso.

Meningites vaccines in Sakouli. Quantity: 400 – € 3.446

Repair and cleaning of three wells in Sakouli. – € 4.756

Acquisition of 5 carts for farmers in Sakouli. The villagers use them in turn. – € 1.46

Shea nuts for soap making in Sakouli. – € 860

Additional materials for soap production. – € 537

Acquisition of a bicycle for women who manage the grain mill in Sakouli (mainly for getting the fuel, available 7 km away from the village. – € 61

Mosquito nets for children under 5 and pregnant women in Goabga. Quantity: 510 – € 1.565

Construction of lodgings for 2 teachers at the elementary school of Goabga. – € 1.145

Contribution to reforestation in Goagba. The village began to plant trees on an area of 5 hectares in 2003. Fitil contributed to the project for 2009 with 1.500 trees. – € 577

Mosquito nets for children under 5 and pregnant women Kouka. Quantity:150 – € 460

Grain mill in Kouka. – € 3.315

Mosquito nets for for children under 5 and pregnant women in Tangseghin. Quantity:140 – € 430

Grain mill in Tangseghin. – € 3.315

School lunches at primary school in Sakouli for 300 students. € 2.287

School rooms at Goagba. – € 1.725

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Sakouli, Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

In 2007, Fitil’s projects were all in the village of Sakouli. Main initiatives ranged from socio-economic field to education, health and environment. The most important project was building and equipping a soap making workshop. In health there was an informative campaign about avian flu and the mosquito nets were re-impregnated. The school canteen run by the mothers of the students was resupplied. A special donation was given for supplying 150 women with birth certificates and for a more advanced management training course for the village steering committee.

Total funds € 9.869.

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Sakouli, Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

In 2006, Fitil’s projects were all in the village of Sakouli. Main initiatives ranged from socio-economic field to education, health and environment. The most important project was starting the school canteen in the primary school of the village, after which attendance rose from 40 to 60%. Then we funded vaccinations against meningitis, costruction of compost pits, other contributions to agriculture and reforestation of an area of the village. There where also programs of information and awareness on various subjects such as the prevention of meningitis and the benefits of using latrines. Fitil worked with a group of Theatre Forum and the local authorities to disseminate information.

Total funds € 10.644.

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Sakouli, Province of Kourweogo, Burkina Faso

Associazione Fitil Onlus started working in the village of Sakouli in the fall of 2005. The first projets proposed by the community were a grain mill, which created a job for 15 women, the costruction of forty latrines, which contributed to the reduction of intestinal diseases, the distribution of mosquito nets to children under 5 and pregnant women.

Total funds: € 5.071.


With the sum of € 9.448 we opened an office in the capital Ouagadougou, in a cottage that also serves as a home when we visit. We also bought three motocycles for our Burkinabè collaborators and financed the first training course of the village steering committee.

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