It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

You may have heard the old adage, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Here at CREATE!, we believe that it takes a global village to raise up communities that have been negatively impacted by the effects of climate change. And indeed, we have seen the amazing...
Field Report: Visit to the Village of Mboss

Field Report: Visit to the Village of Mboss

This month, CREATE! Founder Barry Wheeler is in Senegal, traveling through CREATE! partner communities to see the progress that community members have made. His first stop last week was the village of Mboss, which officially joined CREATE! in May this year. When Barry...
Fall Photos from Rural Senegal

Fall Photos from Rural Senegal

What do you think of, when you think of fall? Perhaps cooler temperatures, fall colors, harvest festivals, or a cup of warm cider. Here in the Pacific Northwest where our US Office is located, it also means the beginning of about 6-7 months of cold, cloudy, rainy...
Integrated Approach in Action

Integrated Approach in Action

It is nearing the end of the rainy season in Senegal, and Ndeye Diop, 25, of Walo is out harvesting her watermelon crops. The big, sweet, juicy fruit, along with the rich harvest of vegetables coming from the community garden, will be more than enough to feed her...
VSLA Program Changing Lives

VSLA Program Changing Lives

Sokhna Diop, 32, of Thienaba, has taken part in all of CREATE!’s programs in her village, but says the VSLA program is her favorite. “The VSLA is playing the big role in the community because we all have the opportunity to have credit,” she says. “Many women are...