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...
Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak

Last Friday marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Senegal. During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from drinking and eating from sunrise to sunset. In addition, individuals spend this month reflecting on and enacting Islamic tenets, including...
Celebrating Easter in Senegal

Celebrating Easter in Senegal

It’s Easter in Senegal. Every year on Good Friday, Senegalese Catholics make a traditional treat called ngalakh to enjoy over the Easter weekend. Ngalakh is a porridge made of millet, peanut paste, baobab fruit, sugar, and vanilla. After mass on Good Friday,...
Soupoukandia: Growing What We Eat

Soupoukandia: Growing What We Eat

As Senegal begins to enter the hottest part of the year, cooperative members in CREATE! partner communities continue to work diligently in their gardens. In March, women are harvesting many different types of vegetables, including cool weather crops such as lettuce,...
Meals from the Cooperative Garden

Meals from the Cooperative Garden

Cooperative members in CREATE!’s partner communities continue to work diligently in their gardens. In September, women harvested many different vegetables, including hundreds of pounds of eggplants, peppers, and okra. They are now setting out new vegetable seedlings...