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Women potters praised by High Commissionner in Burkina Faso

21 March 2012

On the occasion of International Women's day, the High Commissionner for the Province of Seno, Burkina Faso, has congratulated women potters in Seytenga commune, who were assisted by Development Workshop women trainers to fire up their new kiln for the first time. DW builds kilns for women potters throughout the centre and north of Burkina Faso, achieving huge savings in fuel and greatly improved quality of the ceramic products the women can now make and sell. See http://www.dwf.org/en/content/women-potters-burkina-faso

"FÉLICITATIONS  DU HAUT COMMISSAIRE DU SENO AUX FEMMES POTIERES A

New kiln for women potters in Pétégoli, Soum Province, Burkina Faso

02/12/2011

New! 

A book of photgraphs taken by Nina Adler, photographer, during her stay in the village of Pétégoli, Soum Province, Burkina Faso, in early 2011 whilst a new kiln was built for a group of women potters as part of the DW "Adaptation to Climate Change" project supported by the European Union,

The kilns allow women to economise about 80% of their fuel needs per kilogramme of ceramics produced, and they also help the women extend their range of products, including making terra cotta floor tiles, which increase their income generation.