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Learning New Skills in Back Samba Dior

Fama Fall, 55, of Back Samba Dior, is no stranger to the challenges of living in rural Senegal. She used to spend many hours of the day cooking on a traditional three-stone fire, tending to the pot and constantly feeding in more firewood. To feed her family of five,...

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Tree Planting in Senegal

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” It’s getting stiflingly hot and humid, and you can smell dampness in the air as rainclouds swell far in the distance. Soon, the rains will make their way to the desert, offering a short...

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Senegal in the World Cup

For the second time ever in world history, Senegal’s football team, the Lions of Teranga, will be competing in the FIFA World Cup. We can’t wait to watch!

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Planting for the Future

For about nine months out of the year, the desert of rural Senegal bakes under the hot sun. Scraggly trees wither and bow against dusty winds blowing off the Sahara, and the grass becomes brittle and dry. Cattle and goat herders migrate south in search of better...

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CREATE! Founder Barry Wheeler Visits Senegal

Over the past month, CREATE! Founder Barry Wheeler has been busy in the field with our staff in Senegal, providing support, guidance, and discussions on further program development. He and the team have had a lot on their plate during the last few weeks – preparing to...

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2017 Annual Impact Report

CREATE!’s 2017 Annual Impact Report is here! Every spring, we publish an annual report to summarize our accomplishments with our partner communities over the past year. This year we are especially proud to highlight the great achievements of our beneficiaries and field staff, made possible by the support of our donors.

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Empowerment and Pride in Self-Sufficiency

Women’s empowerment is a major goal of our training programs in rural Senegal, and time after time, along with this empowerment, we also see women taking great pride in the new lives they are building and the skills they are learning. Arame Thiam is one of these women.

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Cafe Touba in Senegal

Improved cookstoves can be found in almost any household in CREATE!’s partner communities, but did you know that you can also find improved cookstoves throughout their community gardens as well? These improved cookstoves are used to make café Touba, a popular coffee beverage that is consumed by people of all ages.

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