Learning New Skills in Back Samba Dior

Learning New Skills in Back Samba Dior

Fama Fall, 55, of Back Samba Dior, is no stranger to the challenges of living in rural Senegal. She used to spend many hours of the day cooking on a traditional three-stone fire, tending to the pot and constantly feeding in more firewood. To feed her family of five,...
Surprising Benefits of a Community Garden in Senegal

Surprising Benefits of a Community Garden in Senegal

When CREATE! partnered with the village of Mboss last year, the garden site was established to serve not only the immediate community, but also several other surrounding villages, thanks to its convenient location on the main road and just outside of the larger town...
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...