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...
Empowerment and Pride in Self-Sufficiency

Empowerment and Pride in Self-Sufficiency

Women’s empowerment is a major goal of our training programs in rural Senegal, and time after time, along with this empowerment, we also see women taking great pride in the new lives they are building and the skills they are learning. Arame Thiam is one of these...
Building Solidarity and Helping Others

Building Solidarity and Helping Others

Mbene Fall, 67, is a fish and vegetable seller from the community of Fass Kane. Before her village partnered with CREATE!, she would buy and resell goods on the Kaolack market nearly 20 km away. As a widow supporting a family of 8, it was hard to makes ends meet. But...
Planting Trees for Our Children

Planting Trees for Our Children

“Every day, people across Senegal are cutting trees for firewood. This is why reforestation is very important for our future generations. Our parents planted trees that we are now using for shade and firewood. We must also plant trees for our children.” – Rokhaya Sene...
Improving Living Conditions

Improving Living Conditions

Daba Séne, 45, of Keur Daouda, remembers a time when cooking the daily meal for her family of eight was a lengthy process. “When I used to cook with the traditional three-stone fire, the wood would burn up quickly and I’d have to keep adding more,” she says. She’d use...