The gold mining company in my village donated the money to have all furniture made for the library and that should be all finished by this weekend. Once everything is set up inside I will send you some pictures. I am in Bobo at the moment but will be meeting with my mayor to finalize details for the library committee next week. I am still waiting to hear back about the grant proposal from Friends of Burkina Faso. I will talk to Rose Armour, Associate Peace Corps Director, about following up with them. It would be great to have Chelsea and Dounko come and visit Niankorodougou.Yes, gold is big business in Burkina... thank heavens for small mercies, because with the rise in oil prices Burkina is being seriously hammered economically. Chelsea is a University of Montana student heading off to Burkina tomorrow to volunteer in the Bereba library. We'll be looking forward to hearing about her experiences.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
New library in Niankorodougou, Burkina Faso
Meghann Coughlin, a Peace corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, is organizing a library in the village where she is doing here volunteer work. Pretty remote! She recently sent us this message: