Sirmang Community Garden Project

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Sirmang Community Garden Project
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Community Name: Sirmang
Country: Senegal
Volunteer(s) Name: K. Krynski
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Illinois
Affiliate organization: Niominka Organization of Women's Self Improvement
Funds community contributed: $1899
Percentage community contributed: 25%
Funds needed were: $2360
Funds requested were: $5615
PPCP #: 685-081
Year of project approval: 2005
Projects started in Senegal 2005 (2).
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Info about the Sirmang Community Garden Project

The Niominka Organization of Women's Self Improvement is compost of 75 Mandinka and Sereer gardeners that united in 2000 to strengthen their impact on community life. Their purpose is to work collectively to overcome recent obstacles which threaten to jeopardize the future of vegetable gardening.

Until now, the women have provided relief from hard labor and lack of water by sharing tools, plots, and labor rotations. However, recent desertification has inflicted serious damage to village gardening. The lack of vegetation and water presents major problems for the women, who work year-round. The nearest water source is two kilometers away.

The villagers decided that a community garden is one of its highest priorities. They are reaching out to the Partnership program with hopes for a new chain-link fence and a deep well. The community will be providing labor and transportation costs. Partnership funds will be used to purchase the chain link fence and materials for well construction.

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