The Nakamtenga Centre is situated very close to one of the National Roads of Burkina Faso. Some 150 km north east of Nakamtenga a mining industry is growing very fast. Big trucks and all sorts of vehicles are passing constantly day and night. How could this circulation be used in a positive way for the Nakamtenga Centre?
Sustainability is what we are looking for to make the Centre long lasting and less and less dependent of foreign support. Can this passing of vehicles be used for that purpose? Of course. In the Burkina Faso heat there is always need of good resting places where people can stop, have a drink or something to eat. If the centre can provide such a facility, the profit could be injected in the developing and running the Centre.
There is already and embryo for an attracting resting place. What is needed is to put an existing restaurant in order, restore the open huts where people can sit in the breeze and sip their soft drinks or cold beer.
The plans are already developing around the restaurant, where young boys and girls from the neighbourhood can be trained in cooking and other services needed in and around a restaurant. An inventory is already done in the existing premises and it is clear that this project can be realized within a reasonable budget.
The Centre need support from Yennenga Networkers to come with good ideas about how to create and develop our Nakamtenga Resort, but also to support with money for the investments needed. This is a challenge for us all!