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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bouar's Far Trade Fair 2012

After the Bozoum Farm Trade Fair couldn't come without a following one in Bouar!

Father Benjamino, Italian from Valtellina and Jacob Sanze, Centralafrican from Bouar are taking care of the co-ops and are responsible for trainings and follow ups for more that 110 GROUPEMENTS (small co-ops) in the area.
Additionally there’s an international ONG called Mercycorps that works alongside the co-ops and together we organized the Bouar Farm Trade Fair. Finally, after some years we begin to see some results.
Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th, we hold the event. This year more than 115 groupements attended the fair, even if we had some rain showers on Friday and Saturday night, it was still crowded.
And moreover sales! Last year’s sale turnover was around 25000 euros, this year we were stunned by results: more than 60000 euros!
In this country, where year income is less than 200 euro…it’s not bad at all!

Also what matters more than the economical aspect is the overall satisfaction of the people, happy and proud of their work in the fields!
The same pride that Jesus conveys when he talks of the Sower or of the It is like a grain of mustard …

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