Juliette

2017

Juliette a terminé ses cours de Master-2 (comptabilité) en 2015. Elle garde toujours gratuitement sa chambre à Bobo dans l’appartement de la mère de son ancienne colocataire. Son dernier stage était à l’ONEA, compagnie de l’eau, qui a terminé au mois de décembre. Elle a fait un essai d’une semaine à Villa Kaya (bar de l’ami de Marion) pour un emploi à plein temps mais elle l’a refusé car le salaire n’était pas assez élevé (70.000 CFA). (Solidarité).

2016

Juliette Ouedraogo has finished her coursework for her Master’s in accounting. She hopes to defend her thesis this year. An administrative official at her university told us she has a deadline of one year from the end of her courses to defend. (Day 16 and Day 17.)

She is currently doing an internship at a firm that distributes generic drugs. Dr. Traoré, director of our Health Fund, was instrumental in setting up this firm many years ago. During our visit, the director came down to greet him. He asked the director about a full-time job for Juliette. “We’d love to, but…” was his answer.

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2015

Juliette se spécialise en audit/comptabilité ; elle a commencé sa deuxième et dernière année de cours début 2015 à Bobo Dioulasso, la deuxième plus grande ville du Burkina Faso, située à l’extrême ouest du pays. L’obtention de son diplôme est prévue pour 2016.

Juliette.

Juliette.

Bonnes notes constantes. Elle a obtenu ses meilleures en 2014 en finissant avec presque 16/20. Nous l’aidons depuis 2010.

Elle a bénéficié de notre fonds de santé. Elle a souffert pendant des années de douleurs abdominales. Le directeur de notre fonds, Dr Traoré, s’est penché sur son problème et l’a fait diagnostiquer. Son problème a été résolu grâce à un changement dans son alimentation. Elle a alors souri pour la première fois depuis de nombreuses années.

 

 

2014

Juliette has been our beneficiary since 2010. She received a certificate in accounting from the University of Koudougou in 2012, then switched to a university in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina’s second-biggest city. She got her Licence degree in 2013 and is now in her first year for a Master’s.

JulietteHer grades have been consistently good. She had a rough time in her first year in Koudougou. She caught typhoid. It was misdiagnosed as malaria. It was because of Juliette that I contacted Dr. Etienne Traore of the UN World Health Organization to ask for advice. I dreamed of having a Health Fund so that our students would not lose so much class time because of illness.

We applied for a grant from the UN Women’s Guild in Geneva. Last December they generously gave us 5,900 Swiss francs (4 845€/$6,683). Dr. Traoré retired last year and accepted to be Director of the Fund as a volunteer. Juliette is now in good hands, since Dr. Traoré lives in Bobo.

Juliette showing Dr. Etienne Traoré her new apartment.

Juliette and Dr. Traoré in 2014

Juliette was lucky to find a roommate who is not as poor as she is. She’s shared a comfortable apartment with her for three years now. This year they moved into a nicer and bigger one because her roommate’s mother took a job in Bobo and now lives with them.

Still, it’s pretty basic. Juliette showed us the bedroom she shares with her roommate. Clothing is folded neatly on the floor; there are no dressers. In fact, no furniture at all. The mattresses they sleep on are leaned against the wall to give them more space during the day.

Juliette's bedroom

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