SENEGAL Digging wells in the villages near Mbour

For years the activity of building water wells has continued, initially with the support of the non-profit organization Un puit pour la vie and subsequently with the One Love association. The objective is to improve the quality of life in many villages and involve local communities in the management, maintenance and control of water resources. In Senegal, water scarcity is still a cause of infant mortality and  gastrointestinal diseases, and creates difficulties for agricultural cultivation and all domestic uses. Near the rapidly expanding city of Mbour there are still settlements with little access to clean water, persons have to go …

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Cultivation of vegetables at a secondary school

The project involves the cultivation of vegetables in the area of a secondary school attended by about 150 students. The vegetable garden measures 25 by 15 meters, is located  near the school,  fenced and and has easy access to water. The first crop has been sold and the income used for administration expenses of the small school. The garden is managed by the students, looked aftert by a teacher and with clear educational aims: it is very important that children learn how to cultivate the land. The acquired knowledge will help them to support their families and themselves in the …

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