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Living Sustainably

Meet Seynabou Konte, a community member in Mboss who is living sustainably in her rural village. From her improved cookstove to her year-round garden, Seynabou has been learning vital skills from CREATE!'s technicians so that she can live and work both comfortably and...

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Community Gardening in Rural Senegal

Imagine supporting a family of seven in the sweltering savanna of rural Senegal... Ndoya Kane, 30, does just this. Ndoya not only provides food for her family regularly from her community garden, but she also generates income in her village of Fass Koffe. As the sun...

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Summer Photo Highlights

Many of CREATE!’s partner communities are located in Senegal’s “peanut basin,” an area of the country renowned for its seasonal groundnut cultivation. Each year, over one million metric tons of peanuts are harvested from the region. The majority of the cultivation...

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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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Mboss: Then and Now

One of the most gratifying aspects of our work in rural Senegal is getting to see the literal transformation of communities throughout their partnership with CREATE!. Each community has its own unique characteristics, challenges, and advantages, but it’s always...

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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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