The SEMAFO Foundation is currently working on the development and the monitoring of many projects.

We continue our work at the level of education through participation in the construction of schools, including latrines, equipment, and even school supplies for these schools. In addition, we focus on income generating projects and skill development by supporting local crafts and trade training, as well as funding health projects impacting women.

* Implementation of school canteens
* Implementation of Multifunctional Platforms (MFP)
* Production and processing of Shea butter
* Sesame production
* Prevention of cervical cancer
* Support for women with obstetric fistula
* Beekeeping Project
* Poultry-raising Project

 

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$84128 Donated

PRODUCTION AND TRANSFORMATION OF SHEA PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Generated revenues from this project: $146,630 (2011 to 2015)

Established in 2002, the Gnogondèmè Yona precooperative group truly took off in 2010 with the support of the Foundation SEMAFO. The Foundation funded the construction of a processing and marketing center of shea products for the women’s group of Gnogondèmè.

$128 Donated

SESAME PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Income generated between 2011 and 2015: $3,424,681 (1 586 963 021 FCFA)

Although sesame is the secon-largest export crop of Burkina Faso, its quality has to be improved for it to gain access to the international markets of organic and even conventional sesame.

$128 Donated

BEEKEEPING PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

Traditionally in Africa, beekeeping is a complementary activity to agriculture. In rural areas, it has become an income generating activity whose therapeutic and dietary benefits have earned beekeeping long-lasting interest among producers.

$128 Donated

PAPRIKA PROJECT

Niger: Project completed in 2014
Income generated by the project between 2011 and 2014: $1,493,420

This project aims to promote the cultivation of paprika, a cash crop, and to support the processing and marketing of paprika to develop income-generating activities for women in rural areas.

$128 Donated

MARKET GARDENING PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Niger: Project completed in 2014
Income generated from 2011 to 2014: $158,152 (71,045,000 FCFA) in Niger

Community vegetable gardens are aimed at providing food self-sufficiency to inhabitants. They are an effective way to fulfill the nutritional needs of the region and for producers to obtain additional income by selling their surplus.

$128 Donated

INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION

Burkina Faso: in activity
Niger: Project completed in 2014
Number of classrooms built and renovated between 2009 and 2015: 87

In its contribution to meeting the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and since October 2015 to meeting the SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals), SEMAFO Foundation aims primarily to enhance school enrolment, improve success rates and the quality of education. This should lead to a sustainable improvement of school life and an expansion and upgrading of school facilities.

$128 Donated

SCHOOL KITS PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Niger: Project completed in 2014
Number of kits distributed since 2010 in Burkina Faso and Niger: 63,712

The Foundation has been distributing school kits to elementary school students since 2010. Distributed supplies are all required and adapted to the child’s level of education; each kit includes notebooks, a slate, chalk, pens, pencils, coloring pencils, a geometry set, a pencil case, an eraser and a ruler.

$460128 Donated

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

Burkina Faso: in activity
Niger: Project completed in 2014
Number of meals served from 2009-2015: 539,632

Initially in partnership with the Paul Gerin-Lajoie Foundation, school canteens were set up in the Wona A and B schools to allow 600 children and their teachers to have a meal provided every day, five days a week. In 2012, the SEMAFO Foundation extended the project to the Bana A and B schools in Burkina Faso and in 2013 to the College of Bossey Bangou in Niger.

$128 Donated

BICYCLE PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Niger: Project completed in 2014
Number of bikes distributed since 2012: 155 (as of June 30, 2015)

The bicycle project was launched because the SEMAFO board of directors and management team wished to make a difference in the communities supported by the SEMAFO Foundation.

$128 Donated

MULTIFUNCTIONAL PLATEFORM PROJECT (MFPP)

Burkina Faso: in activity
Number of MFPPs installed from 2011 to 2015: 10

A MFP is an energy infrastructure used to grind grain, grind shea nuts, husk rice, charge batteries, weld etc. By bringing energy to the heart of the village, the MFP free women and girls up from domestic tasks that usually consume a lot of their time and energy. Instead, they can focus on income-generating activities or on their schooling.

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