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...
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,...