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The Power of Village-Level Savings

The Power of Village-Level Savings

Once a week, Aida Diakhaté meets with other women in the community of Keur Daouda to deposit their savings and collectively make decisions on loan disbursement. Several years ago, many women had to work with money-lenders outside of the village who often charged...

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Pursuing Economic Ambitions through Poultry Raising

Pursuing Economic Ambitions through Poultry Raising

Recently, the communities of Mbossedji and Yougouré built their first poultry sheds, completing the next step towards developing self-sufficiency. Through training and assistance from CREATE!’s technicians, cooperative members can pursue their shared economic...

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Celebrating Tabaski in Rural Senegal

Celebrating Tabaski in Rural Senegal

Today, July 31st, marks the start of Eid al-Adha, a four-day Islamic festival celebrated worldwide every year. Known as Tabaski in Senegalese Wolof, the festival honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael, as an act of obedience to God’s command....

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Rehabilitating the Well in Ndiagne Kahone

Rehabilitating the Well in Ndiagne Kahone

Heat radiates off the orange, sandy earth and several acacia trees cast small shadows in the afternoon sun. The desert stretches as far as the eye can see outside of the Ndiagne Kahone, a rural village in the Fatick-Kaolack region of Senegal. Through abundant access...

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