G-1791

Senegal Village Water and Food

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Financing

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Senegal

Location: Fatick Region

Total Budget: $230,000

Areas of Focus: Water and sanitation, Economic and community development


Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:

$10,000

Already Donated:

$0

Still Needed:

$10,000

The project partners are seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. Please consider supporting this project with a credit card donation. To do this, click the "Donate Now" button below!


This project will address the following needs, all identified by the community members:

- Lack of access to clean, abundant, and affordable water

- Little or no access to fresh, nutritious vegetables year-round

- Persistent unemployment and economic insecurity

- No local opportunities for education and jobs training

Senegal's harsh, desert-like climate makes year-round water essential to maintaining the health and sustainability of rural agricultural communities. Although most communities have access to a commercial water source, this water is expensive and insufficient to meet local needs. It is also frequently too salty for home consumption and agricultural uses. In contrast, in all the villages that CREATE! has worked in to date, the rehabilitated or new wells have had water that has met all drinking quality standards.

Communities in rural Senegal bear many of the impacts of global climate change. Desertification and unpredictable rainfall have shortened the annual agricultural season to just a few weeks, so families are unable to grow vegetables year-round. With these limitations, many households eat few, if any, vegetables and are unable to produce enough vegetables to sell for a profit throughout the year. With abundant water and agricultural training, year-round sustainable access to nutritious foods and income generating opportunities are possible.

Over a five-year period, this project will employ a proven community partnership and training model to foster economic empowerment, improve food security, and build community self-sufficiency for 500 people in a rural village in Senegal. Our partnership with the village will first involve rehabilitating an abandoned water well and installing a solar pump and gravity-fed garden irrigation system to provide access to clean, abundant, and affordable water for the community. With subsequent hands-on coaching in sustainable agriculture strategies, this project will provide the necessary elements for community members to start growing fresh, nutritious vegetables year-round for the first time ever. They will also enjoy improved household incomes and economic security, through training in poultry production and in the marketing and sale of vegetables and chickens. Then, using savings and lending strategies, we will teach participants how to develop a community fund to support the long-term maintenance of their garden and water source, thereby improving water and food security and economic sustainability. We have designed each stage in our collaborative partnership to progressively build the skills required for community empowerment and self-sufficiency.

The funds will be used to train the villagers the skills they need to sustain themselves and improve their living standards, rehabilitate their abandoned well, install and maintain a solar powered pump and irrigation system, provide the tools, equipment and seedlings and seeds necessary to grow a year-round community garden.

Rotary Club Dakar Millenium will be monitoring all activities in Senegal. Rotary Club of Bellevue has sent club members to Senegal to evaluate the suitability of our proposed cooperating organization CREATE! as a partner in this grant project. Rotary Club of Bellevue will review and approve all payment requests and disburse all funds from a dedicated bank account. Club members will make visits to the village to view progress and consult with the Host Club on activities in the village.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9101

Rotary Club of: Dakar MillÚnium

Primary Contact: Bassirou Diop

Email: bassdiop2008@yahoo.fr

Primary International Partner

District: 5030

Rotary Club of: Bellevue

Primary Contact: Fred Auch

Email: fredauch26@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $130,834
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1871795.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Dakar MillÚnium (9101)

30-Sep-18

$2,000

$0

$2,000

Bellevue (5030)

30-Sep-18

$15,000

$0

$15,000

Snoqualmie Valley (5030)

30-Sep-18

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Lake Union Neighborhood (Seattle) (5030)

30-Sep-18

$2,000

$0

$2,000

Lincoln City (5110)

30-Sep-18

$2,000

$0

$2,000

Klamath County (5110)

30-Sep-18

$500

$0

$500

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$130,834

-

$130,834

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$76,667

$0

$76,666

Total

$230,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

30-Sep-18

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

30-Sep-18

by Fred Auch

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Nancy Whitaker of the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley, District 5030.

30-Sep-18

by Fred Auch

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Andy Miller of the Rotary Club of Lake Union Neighborhood (Seattle), District 5030.

30-Sep-18

by Fred Auch

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Mike Todd of the Rotary Club of Lincoln City, District 5110.

30-Sep-18

by Fred Auch

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Jim Witt of the Rotary Club of Klamath County, District 5110.

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