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The sun illuminates the nigths of the Kou valley

November 2018

The sun illuminates the nigths of the Kou valley

In june 2016, l'ADVK has received financial support from AMP (Agence Micro Projet) to the project of lighting village with solar panels. ...

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Goal

Geographically isolated , the village could not benefit from electrification by the electrical grid. In 2016, the village association Benkadi with the ADVK support build a classroom revision lighting by solar panels, supplying also a freezer. The sale of cooling and ice water for Benkadi raises funds for the maintenance and renewal of equipment.
After one year and a balance economic model, the Benkadi association wish to double the power of the solar panels to offer the possibity to the village people to light their home.
That must improve the pupil learning conditions in a country where the night fall at 6h00 pm and improve the economic productivity allowing people to continue their activities in the evening.

Actions

The construction of an electricity grid was carried out between August and September 2018 by installing 9 electric poles built with a grider. Installation of solar panels with a capacity of 750 Wp and 400 Ah of additional batteries were installed in October by a specialized company (CB Energie).
The stay of 3 members of the association allowed to install the electric cables of the grid and to train 2 young people of the village on the technical aspects of the installation.
To test the installation, the connections will be limited to 52 bulbs until the rainy season (August 2019), the least favorable period in terms of sunshine.
Meetings with the board of the Benkadi association allowed to set up a mode of management of the facilities and in particular the collection of the expenses of connection and the monthly subscriptions.

Results

The installation works properly and can supply 52 bulbs.
In consultation with the association Benkadi, the connection of a light bulb is charged 2 & nbsp; 500 & nbsp; FCFA and the subscription was set at 400 & nbsp; FCFA / month for a light bulb.
These recipes must allow maintenance and renewal of equipment, especially batteries that have a limited life.

Budget

Total cost 6 500 €

Children reviewing their lessons

April 2018

Schoolchild sponsor

The ADVK has put forward an schoolchild sponsorprogramme at the end of 2017. To date, arround twenty children benefit from this programme improving their condition of learning and initiate exchanges between sponsor and child ...

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Goal

The development of human capital through education has a positive influence on economic efficiency, the preservation of the environment, as well as on health coverage and nutrition.
The sponsor of a child allows on the one hand to improve its working conditions and life but also to increase the motivation of the child in its learning with the establishment of a follow-up of its results.

Actions

The sponsorship is realized through an annual or monthly contribution intended to finance the expenses and the school supplies of the child. In return, the godfather or godmother found on a dedicated web page to the child, photos, videos, newsletters and can exchange some messages.

Results

The collection of the bulletins since the autumn of 2016 makes it possible to follow up the results through the general average of the pupils.

Evolution of school results

Bama school drilling water

February 2018

Bama school drilling water

Bama Primary Schoo has 686 pupils in 6 classroom. The drilling water is the only drinkable water source near the school. Build there a few years it has never been fitted ...

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Goal

Arrangement to limit the risks of pollution related to stagnant water around the drilling and the evacuation of wastewater to a sump with phragmites (phyto-purification).

Actions

In collaboration with the pupil parents association, a mason was chosen to carry out the work. They should begin during February 2018 so that they are completed before the beginning of the rainy season in early May.

Resultss

Work was completed in early March 2018.
The development of the surroundings of the drilling makes it possible to limit pollution by avoiding stagnant water near the drilling and by treating the wastewater with a sump equipped with a phyto purification system based on sand and reeds.
This arrangement has made it possible to sustain the drinking water resource for the children of the school and thus avoid diseases, especially diarrhea caused by the consumption of contaminated water.

Budget

Total cost 960 €

Facilities management

December 2017

Facilities management

The equipments that was installed in the Kou valley village and specially the drilling and the solar panels are limited life. They must be mainten and replace ...

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Goal

Facilities management must allow the maintenance and renewal of equipment. For this, an economic model must make it possible to clear recipes to ensure the durability of these facilities, or even their development.

Actions

The drilling, the classroom revision and the photovoltaic pack are goods provide to the the village people by the ADVK. They are managed in community form by an official association formed by the the village people (Benkadi, harmony in Diuola). Benkadi appointed a manager and fixed her remuneration at 10 000 FCFA per month (15 €). The manager is in charge of selling services such as the sale of fresh water and ice, mobile phone charging.
The revenue generated by these sales must cover the salary of the manager, the maintenance of the installations and their renewal.

Results

After one year of operation, the average revenue generated by sales is 30 000 FCFA (45 €). These receipts must make it possible to remunerate the manager and ensure the maintenance of the installations as well as their renewal.
The amount required for the maintenance and renewal of the equipment was estimated at 33 000 FCFA (50 €) on the basis of amortization calculated over the life of this equipment (4 years for batteries, 8 years for the inverter, 15 yeras for the solar panels, 5 years for the freezer and 10 years for the manual pump).
Battery life is the parameter that most influences the amount of depreciation. This is the reason why the classroom revision was built with a concrete roof capable of supporting 30 cm topsoil to lower the temperature in the technical room. Indeed, the ambient temperature of the room where the batteries are stored has a strong influence on their service life (7 à 10 years at 20°C, 4 years at 30°C et 2 years at 40°C)

Homework classroom

June 2016

Homework classroom

This class is designed to the village children. The roof of this construction must be support the solar panels wich be lighting the center of the village. Like 95% dof the villages in rural area in Burkina Faso, the village doesn't been electrified by the grid. The only way to light up until October 2016 was the kerosene lamp ...

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Goal

The construction of 36 m2 includes a homework room for schoolchildren, a technical room to house the electrical equipment of the solar pack and a roof terrace supporting the photovoltaic panels.

Actions

The construction of the homework room began in early 2016 and ended in October 2016.
One of the specificities of this construction is its reinforced concrete roof capable of supporting the load of 20 cm of topsoil making it possible to lower the temperature in the inspection room and the technical room by 7 to 8 °C in order to preserve the technical equipment and thus extend its life.
An association has been created (Benkadi) to manage the facilities. The sale of ice, fresh water, mobile recharging must generate revenue for the maintenance and renewal of facilities.

Budget

Total cost 11 300 €

Primary school of Bama

June 2015

Village drilling water

Limited acces of drinkable water is a source of disease, especially diarrhoeal. The lack of drinkable water weak the economy and leads to income losses, largely because of the weakening effects of diseases linked to the water. In addition the vaste of time and energy to draw water across long distances, task that falls mainly of wommen and girls, deprive them of time to engage in income generating activities and to go school...

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Goal

Access to groundwater by a human pump and a well to reach the drinkable water at great depth enables to have drinkable and durable water point near the village.

Actions

The drilling was carried out in 2014 and has significantly improved the general health of camp residents, especially children. The water from the drilling captured in the phreatic table at 45 meters depth is brought to the surface thanks to an India MK II type humain pump.
The development of the surroundings of the drilling makes it possible to limit the pollution by preventing water from stagnating near the drilling and by treating the wastewater with a sump equipped with a phyto purification system based on sand and reeds.

Budget

Total cost 10 000 €

School supplies

February 2015

School supplies

The children of the fishing village are educated at Bama Primary School located 2 km from the village. The 6 primary classes have more than 100 students per class....

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Goal

Children are schooling late due to lack of space in classroom and financial means for registration and school supplies.

Actions

The ADVK handed over school supplies whit the school principal and parents pupil association.
The school supplies, 100 pens, 100 boxes of colouring pencils, a soccer ball and arround hundred books, which will serve as a reward during evaluations.
Contacts have been made with the school directors to try to set up exchanges with a school in Albi.

Budget

Total cost 250 €

Micro credit

February 2015

Micro credit

In Burkina Faso, the poorest people do not have access to finance to develop economic activities. These small commercial or agricultural activities generate income to support the family...

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Goal

Provide funds for the "Mouniou" women's association and the "Koba" men's association to finance economic activities.

Actions

In February 2015, the President of the ADVK handed over the sum of 100 000 FCFA (150 €) to the women's association. This interest-free loan to the association will finance small activities, like for example resale of smoked or dried fish. The terms of the loan (duration, rate, amount) will be fixed by the association.
As for the women's association, the sum of 100 000 FCFA was given to the men's association. This money will be used to finance for example fishing nets or pirogue.
An initial assessment carried out in October 2016 shows that for the women's association, the sum of 100 000 FCFA has been used two times and has generated interest of 45 000 FCFA (22.5 % rate).
For the men's association, only 40 000 FCFA were lent generating interest of 2 000 FCFA (5 % rate).
The sum of 200 000 FCFA was recovered from the two associations. In January 2017, ADVK doubled the amount of micro-credit to women (200 000 FCFA) and renew the amount of men (100 000 FCFA)
At the end of 2017, the men's association raised 100 000 FCFA to the ADVK because of rough management.On the other hand, due to good management, it was allocated to the women's association 100 000 FCFA extra, bringing the total of the micro credit to 300 000 FCFA.
At the end of 2018, the 300 000 CFA of midro credit for the women's association generated 43 000 FCFA of interest (14% rate). Given the good management of these sums, the ADVK has granted 200,000 FCFA of additional micro-credit bringing the total of 500 000 FCFA (760 €).

Budget

Total cost 760 €