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Improvement of food safety and nutrition in Senegal

2019.07.01 //

The Foundation, together with the Guné Foundation, carry out a project in Kolda region, to improve the socioeconomic development of women.

The objective of this project is to improve the nutrition of rural populations in the municipality of Sare Bitji, through a more efficient and sustainable cultivation, promoting agricultural diversification, structuring women into small cooperatives and marketing of products. In conclusion, dynamization of the rural economy.

Thanks to the Foundation’s contribution, a fence has been built and agricultural material and seeds has been bought. The women beneficiaries of the project claim that “the fencing has been a before and after in our crops. Now we can prevent theft and also, the animals can access to the grounds”. Therefore, production has been guaranteed and, therefore, the improvement in the food and nutrition of the community.

In this way, more than 1.000 families already enjoy a healthier and more balanced diet, and, at the same time, they fight to reduce child illiteracy rates as the proceeds from the marketing of surpluses are intended for the purchase of school supplies for their children.