Learning New Skills in Back Samba Dior

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,...
Surprising Benefits of a Community Garden in Senegal

Surprising Benefits of a Community Garden in Senegal

When CREATE! partnered with the village of Mboss last year, the garden site was established to serve not only the immediate community, but also several other surrounding villages, thanks to its convenient location on the main road and just outside of the larger town...
Tree Planting in Senegal

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...
Growing Success at Home

Growing Success at Home

Seynabou Niang, 35, has been vice president of the Diender garden cooperative since her village first started working with CREATE! in 2010. Like many women in rural Senegal, Seynabou didn’t have a formal occupation before she began working with CREATE!, so it was...