Thanks to generous donors, we've already raised more than $100 towards the mobile library. With $2000, we'll be able to buy a motorbike with a covered cart, which we will be able to use to transport books places in rural Burkina Faso that are both hard to reach and don't have access to books (no libraries or bookstores). With the remaining funds, we would like to purchase 250 children's picture books and 150 adult novels to stock the mobile library as well as a librarian/chauffeur, gas and motorbike maintenance. The mobile library will follow up a recent project that FAVL completed called "Youth in Tuy Read," where we transported novels to young adults in hard-to-reach areas near village libraries. Unfortunately, the roads are not good enough to be regularly shipped books on bicycle and the program did not address the needs of adults and younger children who would also like to have access to books. So as a continuation of the project, we hope to be able to start the motorbike mobile library.
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