From the entire Biopal team we wish your family and you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We are very proud of our project in Mali. In a region where projects often don't work, we show that with will and courage, projects can perfectly work. The jihadist organisations are trying more and more to win over the population. In their often hopeless situations, Malinese people do not see other ways out than to join the extremist tendencies. Our project is more necessary than ever before to stop this development.
The possibility of earning their own income (selling of the fruits of the tree, and having their own fields ecologically and economically effective) offers the women of the Kayes region a way out and the chance for a stronger position in the society. Hope and success are enormously important to extinguish the jihadist upsurge.
We never before had so little rain, the desert is coming closer and the fields of the farmers in Mali are less and less effective enough. The fields in our agricultural school are doing perfectly fine, due to the immensly positive effect of the trees within our fields. We teach more and more farmers the advantages of natural, ecologcal farming with no pestizides and the positive impact of trees in the soil. We are planting more and more trees in the surrounding villages to support the farmers.And we get more and more farmers asking us to help with the trees.
However: everything we have achieved so far and still want to implement, we could not have done without your support and your faith in our project. For this we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Best wishes and stay healthy!
Laura & Peter and of course the whole Biopal team in Kayes