52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 16 – Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community Garden
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.
Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Fatick, Senegal
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.
The pump being installed here will be the second in this space, the first having been described under Project 15.
78 families will benefit from this project.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Garrison Harward, Marcie Todd, and Amy Watts
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
Donations Collected to Date
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.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.