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52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 25 - Segou, Eco-Campament Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 25 - Segou, Eco-Campament WellThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Segou, Kedougou, Senegal

Community Description
Segou is a small village of about 400 people situated in the southeast of Senegal just above the border with Guinea. The village primarily farms corn because of the rich soil, but also has a lot of fruit trees, especially mangoes, because of the heavy rainfall here in the south of the country. This is a much different environment than we work in over to the west in Kolda or up in the northwest by Toubacouta. Compared to our sites, it’s kind of like being in the Garden of Eden.

Because of the beauty of the area there is an Eco-Campament here that was actually created with the help of a Peace Corps Volunteer. The Campament provides jobs for local villagers and contributes 15% of every stay to the village. It’s really a great thing for everyone.

I have to put in this shameless plug to anyone who might be interested. Here’s the contact info. You won’t be disappointed. Samale Diallo, Tel: 221772337650

We didn’t just come here though to stay in this lovely place. We decided to do pumps all the way out here because this is where it all started. A little over a year ago David Campbell started producing pumps in Kedougou and held a training on their production for other volunteers. This is where Marcie and I learned about pumps and first started planning our project. We came to Segou to see a pump that had previously been installed at this Campament and to install one more with a local farmer.

Project Description
These pumps worked for a while but this original system just wasn’t very efficient and they eventually broke down. The pumps sat idle until now. We plan to go into the village and update both of these pumps to the new system and train new volunteers and the Kedougou pump producer on how they work.

Project Impact
The 10 people who work with the campament will directly benefit along with other families that live close to the well.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward, with Marcie Todd and Kyle Deboy

Comments
As the program heads toward the finish, the methods become refined and the effectiveness becomes evident. Most striking is the amount of education and training that takes place with every new installation.

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has been fully funded through the generosity of Susan Smith, of Rockville, MD.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 25 - Segou, Eco-Campament Well52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 25 - Segou, Eco-Campament Well

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 24 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair Continued

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 24 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair ContinuedThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Nema Bah, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
As we said before this is the continuation of Pump #23 since we didn’t have enough money from one pump post to make all the necessary repairs for three pumps. This once again illustrates the importance not just of providing technologies to poverty stricken regions of the world, but of providing appropriate technologies that can actually survive in the region. These pumps installed by a very well-meaning NGO are not appropriate for rural Senegalese villages. It has cost us a lot of money to repair them, something that simply would not have happened if we didn’t step in.

Project Description
These pumps then aren’t ideal by any means, and in many ways it would be better for the group if we replaced them with our model. It was important however to show that they can be maintained by a local technician at an affordable rate. Foreign aid has taught people here to wait for outside solutions and gifts. These pumps will show the village that they can do it themselves.

The three pumps we’re working on need complete overhauls. The rest are still functioning and with maintenance shouldn’t ever need this kind of massive repair job. The three we’re working on should be able to function with a little maintenance as well for another 5-10 years by which time, if they so desire, the village can raise the money to purchase new ones from our local source. This is sustainability. It isn’t the most giving solution, but it’s the most effective.

Project Impact
75 Women and girls who work in the garden will benefit from these pumps.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward and Erica Berlin

Comments
This investment will take away the uncertainty when repairs need to be made down the road. Often times when looking at complex technologies, villagers will throw them away rather than try to fix them. That won’t be the case for these pumps.

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Jennifer L. Gustafson,of Chico, CA, USA.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Garrison and Marcie of your donation.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of Project will be allocated to projects directed by other PCVs in Senegal.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 24 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair Continued52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 24 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair Continued

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 23 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 23 - Nema Bah, Pump RepairThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Nema Bah, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
Nema Bah is a medium-sized village of about 800 people. Their main source of income comes from agriculture but is also subsidized by fishing and family members working in larger cities. Situated right on the Delta, the village is beautiful, surrounded by mangroves and with lots dedicated and hard-working farmers who are making great progress towards improving their lives.

There are three separate community gardens just outside the village, as most people garden here. Even before Peace Corps came to this site they had already started utilizing many of the improved techniques that we teach, such as composting, mulching for water conservations, and using organic natural solutions for pest management. They’re seriously innovative!

We first came to this village a year and a half ago when we were first developing our improved rope pump system. They have 6 rope pumps in this space installed by the NGO that founded the group. They work pretty well but they’re very bulky and not easily repaired.

Project Description
Like every piece of equipment these pumps eventually developed problems and because they weren’t easy to fix they ended up just sitting there becoming increasingly less functional until they stopped working all together. The last time we went to the village the president of the group brought this up to us and asked if there was anything we could do to help. They didn’t even bat an eye when we said they would have to raise money for part of the repairs; they just wanted to get it done.

The plan here is to take the three broken pumps and replace all of their respective broken parts and tune them up until they work again. We will also connect the group to our pump producer in Toubacouta so if they have any future problems they can fix them on their own.

This is the link that was previously missing. It’s not enough to just give someone a fancy piece of equipment. They need to have a way to maintain it in order for it to really be useful in the long run.

Project Impact
75 Women and girls who work in the garden will benefit from these pumps.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward and Erica Berlin

Comments
This project re-asserts the importance of building sustainability into development projects. The knowledge and information that is passed on is as important as the piece of equipment left behind. It also shows that you can repair nonfunctional equipment for a fraction of the cost of building it from scratch.

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Husain Rasheed, of Galena, OH, USA, and dedicated to Parveen Rasheed.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 23 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 23 - Nema Bah, Pump Repair

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 22 - Thiewol Lao, Master Farm

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 22 - Thiewol Lao, Master Farm This project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Lao, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
Off of a dusty dirt road an hour and a half from the city is a bustling small town called Thiewol Lao. From the outset one may not think anything special of the place, but once one mounts the hill they see nothing but green on either side on the decline. This is a feat in the hot season months.

Thiewol Lao is one of the 4 Master Farmer sites in Kolda. A master farmer receives instruction, funding, and ongoing support from Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff to develop one hectare of farmland into a demonstration plot. They display best practices with field crops, gardening, fruit trees, and natural resource management. The manifest success of these combined practices on one farm by an enthusiastic Senegalese farmer create an effective demonstration and inspiration for other farmers to adapt the practices as well.

Gano is a very successful master farmer and has absorbed all of the best practices. Even in the heart of hot season he is out working his garden and has high yields as proof of his success. Though he is the owner of the farm, his accomplishments are not solely his own to claim. His wife and children work just as hard and when one watches their work there is nothing to feel but hope for the future. Those in Thiewol Lao speak highly of Gano and what they have learned from his training days. Many of the women now use compost in their own gardens.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 22 - Thiewol Lao, Master Farm Project Description
We are installing a rope pump on one of the wells at the demonstration site. The well connects to 3 basins via PVC pipe. There is a small basin attached to the well where one drains water that then flows to the other 3 basins. The water pump will make the basins fill a bit faster with less effort.

Project Impact
12 men, women and children will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Marcie Todd, Mary Cadwallender and David Gloveski

Comments
The installation of the pump will not only help directly with Gano’s garden but will be proliferated through his passing on of the technology as part of his teaching effort.

Dollar Amount of Project
$150.00

Donations Collected to Date
$150.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Paul Jackson, of Worcestershire, United Kingdom.

Paul was cameraman and editor of the great video produced by Claudio Von Planta that features Water Charity, filmed at the Water/Wo/Men event in the Maldives.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 22 - Thiewol Lao, Master Farm52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 22 - Thiewol Lao, Master Farm

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 21 - Sincan Samba Koulibaly, Urban Garden

52 Pumps – Senegal – Project 21- Sincan Samba Koulibaly, Urban GardenThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Sincan Samba Koulibaly, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
Facing the Kolda cotton factory is a quartier called Samba Koulibaly, named after a Malian man who, years before the cotton factory, arrived when there was not even a paved road going through Kolda. Samba Koulibaly’s namesakes will probably remain the chiefs of the quartier until the end of time.

The cotton factory is the largest employer in Kolda, where jobs are among the most secure that one can attain. Although it is only seasonal work, they pay nicely, and one knows that for 5 months there will be a steady income.

Mohamadou Djamanka until recently worked in a factory in Spain where he sent money back to his family. He now owns a boutique facing of the cotton factory where he works every day from 7 am to 11:30 pm, unless it is cotton-processing season. During that time his two wives take turns manning the boutique and he crosses the street to work, clothed from head to toe, ready for the work at hand.

52 Pumps – Senegal – Project 21- Sincan Samba Koulibaly, Urban GardenAll year long Mohamadou’s wives and kids grow vegetables in a small plot near their house. They usually have enough to eat and a bit to sell. They are the definition of urban gardening, here in Kolda.

Many Koldans grow everyday veggies, but many more only grow essential grains like rice, corn, and millet during rainy season. Mohamadou and his family believe they should be saving money on vegetables and growing them themselves.

One day while I was hanging out at Mohamadou’s boutique he showed me the math of the money he was saving each month by gardening in his small plot and it was upwards of $27, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but is.

Project Description
This project is to build a pump at a well that is used to irrigate the plot worked by Mohamadou Djamanka and his family.

52 Pumps – Senegal – Project 21- Sincan Samba Koulibaly, Urban GardenProject Impact
14 men, women, and children will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Marcie Todd

Comments
“The food situation in Senegal and throughout the world is in a dire state. Rising food prices combined with a limited availability of food has led to misery and malnutrition, rapidly hitting the world’s poorest and developing populations the hardest. In Senegal, with nearly half of all families considered “food insecure” by the World Food Program and half the population living in large towns and cities, there is a growing need for individuals and families to produce their own food.”
Peace Corps Senegal, Urban Agriculture Website.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Katherine White, of Ojai, CA, USA.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 20 - Saare Dagua, Community Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 20 - Saare Dagua, Community WellThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Saare Dagua, Kaolack, Senegal

Community Description
The village of Saare Dagua is located within walking distance of Thiawando, only about one kilometer away. Immediately after we installed #11, several prominent members of the village came to see it and started inquiring about getting one of their own. By immediately we mean they came for lunch and tea the same day we finished the install.

Villages in Senegal are tied together very closely often intermarrying and sharing in all sorts of ceremonies and traditions. This means that even if there is only a dirt path between them, news like a new pump travels instantly. By the end of our traditional three rounds of tea together we had promised to come back and take a look at least.

Thiawando has a fairly diverse population of many different ethnicities. Saare Dagua on the other hand is 100% Pulaar. As such they are primarily herders and have a lot of cattle. As Pulaars they also have a very strong joking relationship with Sereres. My Senegalese village and language is Serere so I got plenty of jokes from the elders about how much millet and beans I like to eat (Trust me this joke is very funny here). The joking is always lighthearted as Sereres and Pulaars intermarry and often speak each other’s languages and we quickly put our differences aside and got down to business.

Project Description
This project is to install a pump at the community well in Saare Dagua.

This is a central well which is used by the entire village to water their cattle. There is a nearby basin just far enough from the well that it is not being used, but close enough that with a pump and extended pipe they could fill it easily and more efficiently and regularly provide water for the cattle. The well is the closest clean fresh water source for drinking and washing as well.

Project Impact
All 340 members of the village will benefit from the increased efficiency of pulling water.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward and C.J. Pederson

Comments
With the close proximity of this pump to the two in Thiawando and with their close inter-village partnerships this pump will have a great built-in support system to ensure its maintenance and proper use into the future.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Vicki Ringer, of Woodland Hills, CA, USA.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 20 - Saare Dagua, Community Well52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 20 - Saare Dagua, Community Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 19 Thiawando, Community Well

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project #19 Thiawando, Community WellThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Thiawando, Kaolack, Senegal

Community Description
Pump #11 was our first project in this village, and if you go back and look at some of the pictures you’ll notice it was quite a bit greener the first time around. That’s the difference here between the rainy season and dry season, and why access to water is so incredibly crucial for local populations. Here in Thiawando things are very hot and dry but the population is still just as wonderful, hospitable, and hopeful as ever.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project #19 Thiawando, Community WellThey are still hoping to start a community garden around the first well, but even before that happens several individuals are gardening in their homes and the pump is being thoroughly appreciated by the local cattle. It had some problems briefly and the women were up in arms until the village repaired it showing just how appreciated it was.

This is a village of over 800 people and with such a large population one pump on one well is helpful but it isn’t fully meeting the needs here.

Project Description
There is a second well in the village about 100 m from the first which is actually slightly shallower and larger. This means that the pump should work even better here than on the first well.

The plan is to install this second pump to further increase access to fresh clean water and facilitate the future establishment of a second gardening space. This pump will also help to provide those living on the outskirts of the village with closer access to water. An extra 100 m to walk to the far pump doesn’t sound like all that much, but it sure feels like a lot with 40 liters of water on your head.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project #19 Thiawando, Community WellProject Impact
All 800 residents will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward and C.J. Pederson

Comments

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Vicki Ringer, of Woodland Hills, CA, USA.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 18 - Faraba, Moringa Garden (Part 2)

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 18 - Faraba, Moringa Garden (Part 2)This project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Faraba, Kolda, Senegal

Community Description
Smack in the middle of two villages is a vast stretch of farmland. About 95 men and women farm here during the rainy season, but only 7 garden during the dry season because of a lack of water. The 7 lucky gardeners own plots near the river so during the dry season they easily pull water. One of these plots, owned by Mamadou Barry (who we learned about in the last post) and Ballal Agribusiness, is serving as a Moringa garden, community learning space, and a women’s group garden. This is the second of the two pumps installed here.

Project Description
We are placing a second water pump in the Faraba Moringa Garden to enable the women’s group that works there to start its own vegetable garden. The members will plant onions, okra, and hot pepper then harvest and sell them in the Kolda market.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 18 - Faraba, Moringa Garden (Part 2)Project Impact
18 women and 7 men and their families will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jacob Rice, Gregg Mathews, Mary Martin-Mabry, and Marcie Todd

Comments
This will greatly benefit the nutrition of the families in the group by providing adequate water to irrigate the vegetable garden during the dry season.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Julia Chung-Lun, of Sydney, Australia, in honor of Jacqueline Chan, USA.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa Garden

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa GardenThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Faraba, Senegal

Community Description
Meet Mamadou Barry, Abou and Jacob. Mamadou Barry has a huge passion for Senegal and particularly Kolda. His interests include: farming okra, beans, and rice, in addition to setting up community/youth -programs to prevent the dreaded “brain drain.”

Mamadou is a sort of jack-of-all-trades. He has started a kindergarten, a theater troop, a farm for youth, and a cowpea buying and selling business, all of which have been successful. He is ambitious, kind and we are lucky to be working with him.

Abou is Barry’s right-hand-man; you rarely see one without the other. Abou is tall, loves to read and write, and is more technical than social. The two couldn’t be more opposite, but they balance each other fully.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa GardenAbou is designing and building his own house, has been a sheep herder, owned a mango orchard and is one of the best tinkerers in Senegal.

Jacob is an Agricultural Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Kolda, Senegal. He lives in Medina Abdoul, a rural village 40 km outside the regional capital where he organizes initiatives to promote food security and sustainable agriculture techniques. He graduated from the University of California at Davis where he studied World Trade and Development in Developing Countries. He’s entrepreneurial-minded and likes to break a sweat playing in the dirt. One day he hopes to start a venture capital firm focused on developing markets.

These are the main folks that make up Agribusiness. Agribusiness has been working with women’s groups providing them technical support in growing cowpeas and this year they are expanding their business to include Moringa powder and oil production. Installing two pumps in their 4 hectare space will help them water over 750 trees this year with plans of over a million in the coming year.

Moringa Powder is made by drying and then pounding leaves. The powder is an incredibly healthy supplement that can be added to almost every meal just as one would add pepper. It prevents malnutrition and even tastes good.

Project Description
This is kind of a special pump because Agribusiness does so many cool things for the Kolda Community so these posts just explain who they are, while the #18 posts will talk more about Moringa and the benefits. Appropriate Projects also gave this group a grant for digging wells done by Jacob Rice and Gregg Mathews.

Project Impact
432 people will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Marcie Todd, Jacob Rice, Gregg Mathews and Mary Martin-Mabry

Comments
Moringa Powder is made by drying and then pounding leaves. The powder is an incredibly healthy supplement that can be added to almost every meal just as one would add pepper. It prevents malnutrition and even tastes good.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Cynthia J. Davidson of Chico, CA, USA.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa Garden52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa Garden

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community Garden

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community GardenThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description
This project is being implemented in the community of Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, which was described in Project 15.

Pump number 16 completes the 5 pumps in 5 days series. Darou Keur Ibrahima Signane (DKIS for short) is a true community space. Within the hectare are 83 plots owned by 78 families, as almost each family in DKIS gardens. Most of the garden is used to produce for the village while 10 percent of the garden space is marked off for market gardening and selling at DKIS local market.

Each day of the week in roadside towns across Senegal is a local market called a luumo. Luumo is where many people in villages go to buy their produce for the week as well as other essentials such as clothes, furniture, and rope. Luumos carry a lot of the products to the village that can only be found in bigger cities. This saves villagers from having to travel to a city. Also, the luumo gives producers access to a market close to home to sell their products. At the luumo DKIS sells hot peppers and green peppers.

Project Description
The pump being installed here will be the second in this space, the first having been described under Project 15.

Project Impact
78 families will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward, Marcie Todd, and Amy Watts

Comments
This project further proves the benefit of scale achieved from working on double pumps and pumps in a concentrated geographical area.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Jacqueline Chan, of Crestline, CA, USA in honor of Heather Chan, of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community Garden52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 - Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community Garden

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.




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