sustainable projects in senegal

What We Do

Global Efforts, Local Changes: Making a Difference in Rural Senegal

Using a participatory approach and appropriate technologies, CREATE! develops sustainable projects in Senegal in partnership with rural communities, working closely with them to identify and meet their needs. These projects are organized into four core project sectors: water, cooperative community gardens, renewable energy, and income generation. As part of CREATE!’s innovative five-year graduation program, we work with rural communities to rehabilitate abandoned wells and install solar-powered pumps, establish tree planting campaigns, and lead trainings in sustainable agriculture, Voluntary Savings and Lending Association (VSLA) programs, and poultry raising.

With over 50 communities applying for partnership with CREATE!, the selection process is highly competitive. To participate in CREATE!’s sustainable projects in Senegal, communities must demonstrate a high level of commitment and self-motivation, donate land to be used communally for their garden, and be willing to put in some amount of financial investment into their own programs. The goal is for communities to graduate from CREATE!’s integrated, community-based programs after five years and be able to run these projects independently and for perpetuity.  So far, three communities – Fass Koffe, Fass Kane, and Diender – have successfully graduated from CREATE! training programs. CREATE! technicians continue to work with these communities and engage in a regular process of monitoring and assistance, but we have been incredibly proud of their continued success in the year since they have graduated from the program.

CREATE!’s staff and field technicians, who are all young Senegalese professionals trained in their disciplines at local universities and technical programs, manage our programs in Senegal. They relate readily to community members, responding to their specific needs and engaging them in the search for solutions to poverty in their own communities and their own country.  Halfway around the world, CREATE!’s US staff works to coordinate administrative operations, secure funding, and conduct public outreach, making our sustainable projects in Senegal a truly global effort made possible by local engagement.

Where We Work

  • Back Samba Diour
  • Diabel
  • Darou Diadji
  • Diender (graduated)
  • Fass Kane (graduated)
  • Fass Koffe (graduated)
  • Gagnick Mack
  • Keur Daouda
  • Mboss
  • Ouarkhokh
  • Santhie
  • Thienaba (graduated)
  • Walo
  • Wereyane
  • Yougouré

Our Sustainable Projects in Senegal

community gardens
renewable energy
income generation

Our Sustainable Projects in Senegal

community gardens
renewable energy
income generation

Contact Us

132 East Broadway, Suite 416
Eugene, Oregon 97401

(541) 603-0522

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