Celebrating Magal de Touba

Celebrating Magal de Touba

This week, many families in our partner communities will be preparing to make a journey to the holy city of Touba. Women prepare large meals in their favorite cooking pots, while men begin loading mattresses and some belongings onto their donkey-carts. Soon they will...
Cafe Touba in Senegal

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...
Attaya: Senegalese Tea Culture

Attaya: Senegalese Tea Culture

It’s 4:30pm and the hot desert sun is finally starting to sink lower into the sky, casting long shadows and golden light across the cooperative community garden in the village of Walo. The temperature still hovers around 100 degrees F.  Women chat and laugh with one...
Cooking Mafé: A Recipe for Community

Cooking Mafé: A Recipe for Community

We often say that the improved cookstoves we teach communities to build are more than just cookstoves. They are a portal to new partnerships and a way to build community around age-old traditions surviving in a rapidly changing world. Globally, sharing food is one of...