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
* Animal fattening Project
* Sewing Centres Project
* Layer poultry farming
* Animal-fattening (chicken, pig, sheep and rabbit)

 

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SHEEP FATTENING PROJECT

Burkina Faso : en activité

La Fondation SEMAFO désireuse de soutenir la création d’emplois, a profité de la rareté de couturiers dans la région de l’Est pour mettre en place un projet Couture. Devant, l’opportunité de l’installation de la mine de Boungou et des besoins en uniforme de la société, l’opportunité était à saisir.

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HYGIENE AND FERTILIZATION PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

The hygiene and fertilization section is a multisectoral sustainable development project, as it takes into account the aspects of sanitation, environment, productivity and social cohesion. Inspired by the successful experience of the KOASSANGA Association in the locality of Barkouytenga, this project was carried out for the displaced households of the Boungou mine in the Eastern region.

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GRAIN BANK PROJECT

Burkina Faso : in activity

Since May 15, 2010, the SEMAFO Foundation has been helping people of the region of Balé and Mouhoun in the production and marketing of sesame. For various reasons, sesame prices vary enormously. The overall objective of the warrantage is to fight against poverty and food insecurity.

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CROCHET LESSONS PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

Chantal Guérin, director of the SEMAFO Foundation, visited several women’s groups in order to train them to pick mats from recycled milk bags. These mats made from Canadian milk bags are thicker and the plastic is specially designed to stay fresh and repel insects. Women appreciate it a lot for these reasons. Once woven, the mats are very comfortable, especially compared to the dirt floor on which children usually sleep.

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SEWING CENTRES PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

The SEMAFO Foundation, anxious to support job creation, took advantage of the scarcity of dressmakers in the Eastern region to set up a Couture project. Before, the opportunity of the installation of the Boungou mine and the needs in uniform of the company, the opportunity was to seize.

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CEREAL BANK PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

Women often face difficulties in accessing credit because they do not have a guarantee from institutions working in the field. Yet, they have crops that could be used to access these credits, provided that these crops are stored in good conditions and duly recorded by the credit institution. Thus was born the will to set up a bank of cereals to store the crops in order to have a guarantee to access this credit.

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POULTRY-RAISING PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

The first poultry project is Somona (20 women beneficiaries) started in September 2016 with the construction of a henhouse, the purchase of 1,000 chicks, accessories and food, vaccines and training. The latter has very appreciable results in terms of poultry quality and acquisition of markets.

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PRODUCTION AND TRANSFORMATION OF SHEA PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Income generated from this project: $74,000 (2016-2017 )

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.

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SESAME PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Income generated $648.168 (2015-2016)

Although sesame is the second-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.

$187 Donated

BEEKEEPING PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity
Income of $1,321 (585 000 FCFA) for the year 2016-2017

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.

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