Late last year, we announced the expansion of our programs into a new region of Senegal – Podor, in the very far north along the Senegal River. (Click here to read that story.) Laying a relational foundation for several years prior, we launched the introduction of two market gardens, two partner schools, and one community health post last October.
I recently had the chance to visit the area and check in on these new programs and staff, and its going great! In just a few short months of the water being turned on in the gardens, the women have already harvested over 4,000 pounds (!!!) of organic produce, feeding their families and earning vital income.
In the partner schools, over 200 new students are enrolled because of the new classrooms we built, with more to follow.
The health post is just now coming online, but will serve the isolated community of Dado that had virtually no access to healthcare.
We are really excited for these new developments, and the proof of what can be accomplished is such a short time with relatively minimal investment. This year, we plan to replicate these efforts in new communities and build on this success. Thank you for your support in our growing programs!
“Jéréjëf!” – Thank You!
Lewis Kiker, Executive Director