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Experiencing Senegal

Greetings from Gossas! This week, CREATE! Communications Coordinator Andrea Willingham writes in from Senegal where she is working alongside our Senegalese staff and visiting the field sites for the first time, reflecting on her experiences.

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January Photo Highlights

January was a busy month for CREATE!’s field technicians in Senegal, as it often is this time of year. With winter’s cooler temperatures and the rainy season behind us, our technicians have been hard at work. Check out these latest photos from the field to see what they’ve been up to!

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Improving Living Conditions

Daba Séne, 45, of Keur Daouda, remembers a time when cooking the daily meal for her family of eight was a lengthy process. “When I used to cook with the traditional three-stone fire, the wood would burn up quickly and I’d have to keep adding more,” she says. She’d use about ten pieces of wood to cook one meal.

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Growing a Better Life

Asta Ndiaye, 65, is a vegetable seller, so she certainly knows the value of having good quality produce. In the past, she used to buy and sell all her produce on the Kaolack market nearly 20 km away, but these days, she can grow her own vegetables to sell year-round...

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Enjoying the Cool Season in Senegal

What is winter like where you live? For many of us in the US, January is a month of chilly temperatures, short daylight hours, and long, cozy nights! For our partner villages, however, December through April marks the cool season in Senegal, when temperatures drop to the 80s-90s Fahrenheit.

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Ringing in the New Year

Happy 2018! What a whirlwind this past year has been! While we look forward to all the wonderful things to come in the new year, we can’t help but look back on the last 12 months, and cherish all we have to be grateful for here at CREATE!.

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Earning a Living at Home

In the past, many women in Darou Diadji, including Awa Gueye, 55, didn’t have much of a choice: She could leave her village for weeks, months, or years at a time to try to make a living in the city or abroad, or stay and care for her family with the limited resources...

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The Power of Giving

Gratitude. It’s the first word that comes to mind when we think of all the donors who have contributed so far to our 2017 Fall Fundraising Campaign.

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