The Good is never lost
In 1995 Katrin Rohde, known in Africa as Mama Tenga, sold her bookshops in Germany and moved to Burkina Faso in West Africa to open a home for orphans and street children. She named it AMPO – Association Managré Nooma pour la protection des orphelins (Managré Nooma Association for the protection of orphans). Managré nooma is a term in Moré, one of the official languages of Burkina Faso, and it means “The good is never lost”. Katrin Rohde and her staff have been living and working according to this principle in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, for more than 20 years.