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.

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 gardens 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, a 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

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

Donations Collected to Date

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.