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Feb 27, 2015

Help FAVL Bring a Mobile Library to Burkina Faso

FAVL's motorbike mobile library proposal is a continuation of a project, "Youth in Tuy Read," that FAVL completed in summer 2014.  As part of the YTR initiative, FAVL transported novels by bicycle to young adult readers in hard-to-reach areas near our existing village libraries. Unfortunately, Burkina's rural roads are in such poor condition that we cannot regularly ship books on bicycle.  In addition to providing a greater number and variety of books, this GlobalGiving project also addresses the needs of a larger population of readers, namely, adult, young adult, AND children, who wish to have access to age-appropriate books. 

As of the end of February, FAVL has raised $250, a good start, towards providing mobile library service to a dozen remote Burkinabè villages. We thank our GlobalGiving donor partners for their generous support of our project!  We need an additional $1750 in order to afford to purchase a covered "motortrike," which we will use to transport books to rural villages that lack access to books and other reading materials; our target villages have neither libraries nor bookstores. With the remaining funds, we will be able to purchase 250 children's picture books and 150 adult novels to stock the mobile library, as well as to pay for a librarian/chauffeur (driver), gas and motorbike maintenance required for safe travel on Burkina's rutted, dirt roads.

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Transport Books through Rural Africa on Motorbike

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