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The Papillon funds

Papillon not only feels like sharing West Africa's beauty with others, she also feels like sharing with West Africa and creating a balance between receiving and giving.
Therefore Papillon Reizen donates to the Papillon-emergency fund and to the Papillon-project fund for every journey.

Papillon-emergency fund
The local community can plea for a contribution from the Papillon-emergency fund in poignant situations when a family cannot bring up the necessary funds themselves. This could, for instance, be for medicines or medical assistance in case of illness or an accident, but also for a contribution to a funeral or the rebuilding of an in the rainy season collapsed house.
Each request will be discussed with and judged by our local contacts.

Papillon-project fund
The Papillon-project fund is created to support (small scale) local initiatives.
For and by the locals.
For instance with a focus on the environment. This could be a project to raise the awareness on waste and environment or a project that creates financial independence for the locals by supporting them to create a project or a business.
Possibly Papillon will create projects in cooperation with the local communities.

Fanga school
Fintiguila, a village in the Ségou (Mali) surroundings, is home to Fanga school. The village school offers education to the children in the village. Beside theoretical knowledge, both girls and boys learn carpentry, sawing, mechanics and agriculture. The practical classes provide skills and self confidence to the children. At a young age they are introduced to the skills, which will later in life allow them independency and income.
The Papillon Project fund does a monthly contribution to the salary of the carpentry teacher.

Scholarship fund for Malian girls
A collective initiative resulted in the scholarship fund for Malian girls. In low-income families it's often the girls lacking the chance to get schooling. The scholarship fund pays school fees and necessities to give these girls a chance.