hep is once again committed to Burkina Faso with this year’s Christmas campaign. The cashews from fair and organic farming secure the livelihood of small farmers and finance health and education programs for needy women and orphans.
hep is Committed to Sustainability
The cashews are cultivated by small farmers in a cooperative, harvested by hand, dried on site and processed immediately. The traditional, original way of cultivation and processing preserves the sensitive ecosystems of Burkina Faso. The direct sale of cashews reduces transport emissions and ensures that the money gets to where it is needed without detours. The smallholders are supported by the aid organization “Faandima“ which hep has been supporting since last year.
”Faandima” means development and is an aid organization that helps needy women and children to lead a self-determined life. With legal assistance, health and education services” Faandima” opens up sustainable opportunities for a better future. hep supports the volunteer team and its work in the long term.
hep Helps Where Help is Needed
“Burkina Faso is not only suffering from the corona pandemic but unfortunately has also been experiencing violent unrest for several months. It is all the more important to us that we do not abandon the local people. Thanks to the trusting relationship with “Faandima”, we know that the money will arrive safely“, explains Matthias Hamann, Chief Technical Officer. He himself coordinates hep’s commitment in Burkina Faso and also undertook the construction of the solar plant for an educational campus. More about our comprehensive commitment in Burkina Faso can be found here.