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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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Spring Photos Highlights

Check out the latest spring photos from Senegal taken by our field team! We have been so impressed by their photos from the field, we wanted to take some time to highlight the best of the best and take you on a tour through a few of our partner villages to see what they’ve been up to.

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Building Solidarity and Helping Others

Mbene Fall, 67, is a fish and vegetable seller from the community of Fass Kane. Before her village partnered with CREATE!, she would buy and resell goods on the Kaolack market nearly 20 km away. As a widow supporting a family of 8, it was hard to makes ends meet. But things changed after her community partnered with CREATE! in 2010.

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Women and Climate Change in Senegal

In recent years, the topic of women and climate change has been gaining momentum across global discourse. But for the women in our partner communities in rural Senegal, it’s a very real issue that has been impacting their lives for decades.

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Senegalese Independence Day

Yesterday, April 4th, CREATE!’s field team in Senegal had the day off to celebrate Senegalese Independence Day. The annual holiday marks the historic day in 1960 that the nation finally became independent from France after three centuries under colonial rule. Gaining...

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Crossing Cultures

Every day, CREATE!’s field team in Senegal works with partner communities to help them manage their community gardens, VSLA groups, poultry sheds, and tree planting campaigns, as well as facilitating improved cookstove trainings. On top of this, over the last couple...

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Attaya: Senegalese Tea Culture

Attaya is a vital and vibrant part of daily Senegalese culture. You’ll find it being made and served almost anywhere you go, any time of day. Attaya is made from Chinese gunpowder green tea, mint, and sugar, brewed in three stages in a kettle over hot coals. 

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Thienaba Graduates to Sustainability

Congratulations to the community of Thienaba for graduating from CREATE!’s sustainable self-development program! Last month, cooperative members celebrated reaching sustainability and self-sufficiency with a grand graduation ceremony at the Thienaba garden site, attended by nearly 250 guests from the surrounding area!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and here at CREATE! we’re celebrating the powerful women in our international community who are working together to make our world a better place. We’re honored to know a great number of women in our partner communities who are uplifting each other and creating lasting change.

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Planting Trees for Our Children

In just the few months since CREATE! partnered with Mboss, Rokhaya Sene, 33, has leveraged the skills that she has learned from CREATE! technicians to improve the lives of her family and her community.

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