This Valentine’s Day, we’d like to take the time to show appreciation for our donors who make CREATE!’s work in Senegal possible and share the love that we have for sustainable community development and individual empowerment.

Our Donors Have the Biggest Hearts:

loveourdonorsOn Sunday, February 9, CREATE! held a special event to say thank you, jerejef, merci to our donors in Oregon for their invaluable support to CREATE!’s work in Senegal. As CREATE! marks its 10th anniversary of partnering with rural communities in Senegal, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the consistent generosity of our donors around the world in bringing CREATE! this far and for making a difference in the lives of so many people. Your contributions directly help CREATE! collaborate with community members to holistically develop self-sufficiency within the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework.

Michael Carson, CREATE!‘s Executive Director, provided an update at the event on CREATE!‘s accomplishments during the past year and plans for the future as the organization embarks on its next decade. Your generosity and belief in our mission is the reason for our success now and in the future.

Celebrating CREATE!‘s Work:

loveourdonorsThe CREATE! team shares a passionate commitment to the mission of CREATE! and to working with rural village populations in Senegal to alleviate the impact of climate change on their lives and livelihoods. Below, we share quotes from the CREATE! Senegal team who works directly with partner communities:

“I appreciate and enjoy working for a nonprofit that uses appropriate technologies to help rural populations improve their lives.” – Omar Ndiaye Seck, CREATE! Country Director

“I appreciate the team spirit among CREATE! staff, and I find the direct contact I have with participating community members especially motivating.” – Mame Souka Diouf, CREATE! Senegal Program Administrator

“With CREATE!, I am now doing the work I have always wanted to do!” – Amadou Diouf, CREATE! Field Coordinator

“With CREATE!, I have learned that you can fight back against poverty and food insecurity. My objectives are to fight poverty by helping others and to create employment opportunities for young people.” – Codou Gadji, CREATE! Agricultural Technician

“With CREATE!, I have learned to fly with my own wings.” – Abdou Ba, CREATE! Driver and Field Assistant

CREATE! came along at just the right time. Rural communities and the environment need the programs offered by CREATE!.” – Ousmane Diallo, CREATE! Agricultural Technician

“I’ve always wanted to help people in need. Working with CREATE! gives me the opportunity and means to do so.” – Ndeye Fatou Thiam, CREATE! Communications Coordinator

“I have become more and more motivated since I joined CREATE!.” – Ndeye Fatou Sow, Communications Assistant

“Agriculture has always been a passion for me.” – Charlotte Odille Diedhiou, CREATE! Agricultural Technician

“Now I know life in rural Senegal communities, and how to help them with the available means they have in the villages. Through working at CREATE!, I am also learning how to become a humanitarian man.” – Papa Mayoro Diop, CREATE! Agricultural Technician

“What I like most in my work is the teamwork, staff, and the good relationships between the team and the community members.” – Nogaye Loum, CREATE! Agricultural Technician

This Valentine’s Day, consider donating in honor of a loved one. Your contributions help to bring our global community closer together, spreading the wealth of opportunity and kindness around the world.