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Pauline Conde, Development coordinator and contact person Yennenga Center
Pauline Conde, Development coordinator and contact person Yennenga Center

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Local projects go glocal

Yennenga Progress goes beyond the eye catching problems, with a totally holistic approach, covering all the UN Global Goals and adapting an entrepreneurial thinking. Local needs to support daily life is identified and developed in the village Nakamtenga, in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Competence for change

The Yennenga Progress global network of competence, gives Change Makers locally, continuous further training, on their request, with tools and knowledge they need for the next step of development. Collaboration is born to find good solutions, fulfill the needs and create best practice to help others achieve the UN Global Goals.

Sustainable societies

Yennenga Progress is now creating a model to achieve the UN Global Goals through social franchising. Jobs are created and the long term goal is for the villages to become independent, funding their own welfare. Lasting progress emerge by local efforts together with international partnership.

We need you!

One of the most important aspects of Yennenga Progress is the partnership network. We match relevant people in our network with ideas, activities, and projects where their competence will be most valuable.

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Preschool

The women in the village of Nakamtenga voiced the need for better education for their children and knew the existing school system made it very hard for their children to succeed and create a better future.

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Food Security and Climate Adaptation

As soil depletion and climate change affect crops, the need for small-scale food producers to adapt cultivation methods and crops to the new conditions is increasing. We are continuously working on finding new solutions.

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Sexual & Reproductive Health

Five women per day die on average in pregnancy and childbirth in Burkina Faso because of poverty; lack of information and poor access to health care.

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Sustainable Energy

The entire population of the village should have access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services and it should be renewable. We are continuously working solutions both on a structural level and at the family level.

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... and here’s a completely different way to improve village health care

Merging creative ideas in order to increase cash income with simultaneously improving  social conditions has become almost a trademark of  The Good Village. And here is yet another way:

Eva Åberg, professional masseuse, is grinding shea nuts which will turn into clay which in turn will produce a butterlike oil, shea butter (karité), the new product, Nakamtenga massage oil.

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Chez Nakamtenga is growing

Lunch in a bustling African capital? A quick break for urban office workers?

Actually, rather the opposite. This is “restaurang-skolan”, the training ground for chefs and nutritional knowledge and efficient use of available local food products in Nakamtenga. So how come this most rural settlement, dominated by small scale farming, may provide also such a photo?

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Swedish burgers create food security!

A secure and preferably extended agricultural season has become a central issue for Yennenga Progress. And now the true work can start thanks to a new collaboration with the Swedish food company, MAX Burgers.

Image: Richard Bergfors, CEO of MAX Burgers and Stina Berge general secretary of Yennenga Progress sign the agreement on the cooperation that will secure food supply in Nakamtenga and beyond.

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