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...
Growing a Better Life

Growing a Better Life

Asta Ndiaye, 65, is a vegetable seller, so she certainly knows the value of having good quality produce. In the past, she used to buy and sell all her produce on the Kaolack market nearly 20 km away, but these days, she can grow her own vegetables to sell year-round...
Access to Water Makes Anything Possible

Access to Water Makes Anything Possible

Having access to clean water has been transformative for all of CREATE!’s partner villages, enabling women to grow crops year-round in their community gardens, as seen above, in Ngoné’s village of Fass Kane. Ngoné Mar has seen her village’s transformation from the...
Earning a Living at Home

Earning a Living at Home

In the past, many women in Darou Diadji, including Awa Gueye, 55, didn’t have much of a choice: She could leave her village for weeks, months, or years at a time to try to make a living in the city or abroad, or stay and care for her family with the limited resources...
The Power of Giving

The Power of Giving

Gratitude. It’s the first word that comes to mind when we think of all the donors who have contributed so far to our 2017 Fall Fundraising Campaign. Because of you, we have already raised over $8,000 to support CREATE! programs in rural Senegal. We are now...
Learning and Leadership in Gagnick Mack

Learning and Leadership in Gagnick Mack

Mitou Diouf, 45, of Gagnick Mack, has been a part of CREATE!’s programs in her village for the last three years, and has participated in all four of the primary project sectors. Her favorite activity? Vegetable cultivation, particularly because of all the lettuce she...