In January, CREATE!’s partner communities in Senegal hosted two special visitors – Marsha Wallace, co-founder of Dining for Women (DFW), and Patricia Andersson, a longtime DFW Chapter leader and coordinator of DFW’s travel program. Marsha and Patricia spent several days in Senegal meeting with CREATE! cooperative members and touring garden sites during the Dining for Women visit to Senegal.
Marsha and Patricia were so impressed that the hard work of women in CREATE!’s cooperative groups is now bearing fruit. They were happy to see the transformative power of training from our field technicians. Now that women grow their own vegetables locally, their families have access to healthier diets. Although Marsha and Patricia do not speak local languages such as French and Wolof, they felt that “words weren’t necessary to communicate.” They both felt very welcome among the women in our partner communities!
Dining for Women is a global giving circle that funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. DFW supported CREATE!’s integrated programs in the community of Thieneba for two years.