Strategic Plan – Burkina Faso


 

Introduction

The Amoveo Group (AG) cultivates indigenous resources to create sustainable businesses, strategically designed to take devitalized communities and return them to life. Our global network (NGOs, community organizations, social enterprises, service-oriented organizations and business/industry partners) provides us with a realistic, strategic view of indigenous business opportunities. This approach allows our team to structure actionable business models to solve complex social problems. A horizon of opportunity exists in frontier markets across the globe.

We dare to dream that with God’s help and the help of our network partners, we can set the course for an all inclusive development revolution in 6 village communities by 2022 in the nation of Burkina Faso. Through local and regional initiatives it is our desire to take 6 devitalized communities and return them to vitalization.

AG is seeking an investment of $3,000,000.00 to complete their five-year strategic plan for Burkina Faso. A conservative profit and loss forecast shows a complete return on investment in 24 months and a cumulative profit by the end of the fifth year that will finance of a 4.3 million dollar revitalization initiative in 6 village communities impacting 30,000+ people.

AG has forged a unique partnership with MyPower Solutions (MPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Poverty Dignified™ to implement this plan. MPS provides affordable franchise business units that harvest the world’s most untapped natural resource, the sun. MPS units specialize in providing rechargeable power sources through solar to supple people’s basic requirements for energy.

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Located in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso is a Sahelian country that extends over an area of ​​approximately 274,000 square kilometers. The population of Burkina Faso is 16.4 million people according to the World Bank. 90% of the population is estimated to live in rural areas. According to a 2011 report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Burkina Faso is ranked 181 out of 187 countries. 50% of the population lives in extreme poverty on less then a dollar a day. The population consists of 63 ethnicities distributed in the 45 provinces that make up the country. The Moore, Jula and French are the most spoken languages. There are three main religions: Islam (55%), Animism (20%) and Christianity (25% of which 5% of are evangelical Christians).

SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMEs)

MyPower Solutions Units:

The Amoveo Group in partnership with MyPower Solutions will be rolling out investment in MyPower Solution Units in 2 Phases. Market Research has shown a high demand for a rechargeable power source. This model will have a tremendous social impact on communities all over Burkina Faso by providing clean energy to power life-giving products.

Phase I will be the purchase of ten (10) franchises in rural South Africa, to generate immediate revenue. The financial investment for phase I will be $1,250,000.00.

Phase II will be the introduction of the MPS franchise model to the nation of Burkina Faso through the acquisition of the country licensure and the subsequent investment in ten (10) MyPower Solution units. The financial investment for phase II will be $1,500,000.00.

A conservative profit and loss forecast shows a cumulative profit by the end of the fifth year that will answer the initial $3,000,000 investment plus an additional $4,300,000.00 in development initiatives.

**A business plan that outlines the strength and impact of this investment through the introduction to the Amoveo Group and their strategic plan for impacting 30,000 people in Burkina Faso as well as the MyPower Solutions organization & product offerings is available on request.

 

REGIONAL PROJECTS:

Bobo Center for Agriculture:

Agriculture is the main activity and is practiced by more than 70% of the population.   The land is dry and loosing fertility every day. Most farmers practice traditional farming methods. Food security and its relationship to sustainable agricultural and rural development have increasingly become matters of concern due to low rainfall leading to soil detrition, population explosion and the migration of refugees from their war torn neighbor of Mali.

Food-producing farmers are unable to meet food demand for their villages let alone the entire country. The Center will educate rural farmers to create a sustainable source of nutrition through training in closed circuit aquaponic and innovative agricultural practices while creating a viable small enterprise.

A conservative profit and loss forecast shows a $109,000.00 cumulative profit by the end of the fifth year and 300 farmers trained.

** A Project Proposal and more information can be found at www.bobocenterforagriculture.org

Maranatha Medical Center:

Problem

Burkina Faso ranks 181 out of a total 187 countries in the UN Human Development Index, indicating one of the world’s lowest levels of economic and social development. 50% of the population lives in extreme poverty, generally earning less than a dollar a day. In the rural areas, the percentages rise to 70-80 % as most live off the land despite the climatic hazards. One of the primary causes of poverty is preventable disease. Medical treatment by a doctor or in hospitals is much too expensive for the average person. Larger villages may have a dispensary but the prescribed drugs are very expensive.   Due to the lack of proper medical facilities and the high incidence of HIV/AIDS, life expectancy in the country is only 52.5 years and infant mortality rate is close to 100 deaths per 1000 live births. Birth rate is 45 births per 1000 and death rate is 15 deaths per 1000. Adequate, available and affordable health care is one of the most pressing concerns for the people.

Solution

The installation of a regional medical center that will provide for the general physical and mental health and wellbeing of the local populations

** A Project Proposal and more information can be found at www.maranathahospital.org

Technical High School:

Problem

The Burkinabe’ economy grew 10.0% in 2012, up from 4.2% in 2011 and an average of 5.1% in the 2000s. But growth has not translated into more jobs, especially for youth, and lower poverty rates (Africa Center for Economic Transformation). The main problems are underemployment, poor skill levels and low wages, particularly in the rural areas, which keep workers in poverty. The country’s unemployment reflects the real problem of a mismatch between training and employers’ needs (africaneconomicoutlook.org).

Burkina Faso is still one of the poorest countries in the world, and has an extremely low literacy rate. Recently the Department of Education acknowledged in a report that the biggest need of this country is that of educating their young to improve the future. The greatest need is for Vo-tech training due to the growth in mining and industry within this country. There are only 4 such schools in all of Burkina Faso and only one of these is a Christian school.

Solution

The strategic placement and installation of a technical high school that will seek to address the current vacuum of skilled labor in the Burkina Faso economy, meeting the emerging national workforce needs. The technical high school will build a generation of Christ followers who are impacting society and economy.

** A Project Proposal and more information can be found at www.houndetech.org

LOCAL PROJECTS:

Hope Village Project:

Problem

80% of Burkina’s population is involved in agricultural activities, the continued use of non-productive as well as non-sustainable means of cultivation negatively affect agricultural production, increase soil degradation, and expose the land to increased climatic risks. The combined effects of each of these factors and others contribute to higher occurrences of famines and poverty as a whole.

In terms of health conditions and concerns, a number of non-communicable diseases constitute the second leading cause of mortality among the Burkinabè; the first leading cause being malaria. Such diseases are related to a lack of good hygiene and sanitation, as many people do not understand the linkage between poor hygiene and sanitation practices and the illnesses they can cause. This suggests a lack of education, non-dissemination of information and a lack of training in this area.

Although 80% of Burkina’s population is involved in agricultural activities, food-producing farmers are unable to meet food demand for the entire country because many lack needed farming equipment. Rural populations in Burkina are exposed to health risks and the outbreak of related epidemics, due in part to diseases caused by a lack of good hygiene sanitation and clean water.   Poor agricultural yield exposes many families to malnutrition

Solution

Improve the health, education and food conditions of the population and strengthen the economy, local development and good governance of 6 communities in the regions of the Mouhoun and Hauts Bassins through projects and programs that will achieve the following short- and medium-term expected results:

  • The populations of each community will have access to a functioning health infrastructure.
  • The populations of each community have a clean/sanitary environment through the implementation of 180 latrines
  • Access to drinking water has improved in each community through the realization of 2 new boreholes water wells and 4 hand-dug wells.
  • The health of people in each community is enhanced with public health campaigns on malaria, importance of clean water and sanitation + distribution of 1000 mosquito.
  • The educational offering is enhanced with the completion of school infrastructure in each community.
  • The means of production of 20 farmers is modernized in each community.
  • The household food security of 50 producers is strengthened through diversification of their income through micro-business loans in each community.
  • The conditions of agricultural work in each village have improved with the acquisition of a communal tractor.
  • The yields of 20 farmers in each community have increased by at least 60% per year thanks to improved seed acquisition.
  • A better knowledge on farming techniques and the mitigation of climate change is acquired and practiced by 20 farmers in each community.
  • A rapid response in terms of emergency relief and rehabilitation are made possible for the benefit of disaster victims in each village thanks to the existence of a relief fund.
  • Good governance in each community will reinforce the capacities of 10 local leaders.
  • Encroachment of the Sahara desert is mitigated by reforestation through 1000 moringa trees in each community.

GIVE A MAN A FISH…

                 FEED HIM FOR A DAY.

BUY A MAN A FISHING POLE…

                 FEED HIM FOR LIFE!