The MDRT Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Andando Foundation for the construction of the Lamarame Women’s Cooperative Garden in rural Senegal.
Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organizations worldwide.
Representing the MDRT Foundation, Allan Ross, CLU, ChFC, CFP, presented this grant to Andando on April 19, 2017 at Andando’s Board Meeting.
This grant will help fund the construction of a solar-powered water pumping system that will irrigate a women’s cooperative garden. Located in the small community of Lamarame, Senegal, this garden will be a huge benefit to these women and their families by providing them with large boost in income, as well as offering more nutritious produce in this food insecure area. Andando currently operates seven of these gardens in the area, and they have been hugely successful in empowering women and creating real change at a community level.
Andando’s Executive Director, Lewis Kiker, says “this grant will go a long way in transforming this community. Those we are partnering with will take this opportunity and make the desert come to life!”