#16 Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Community Garden

Location: Daro Keur Ibrahima Signane, Fatick, Senegal

Community Description: 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 that can only be found in bigger cities to those in the village in turn villagers do not need to spend more funds to transport themselves 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.

Project Description: The pump being installed here will be the second in this space, the first having been described under Project 15.

Project Impact: 78 families will benefit from this project.

Comments: This project further proves the benefit of scale achieved from working on double pumps and pumps in a concentrated geographical area.

Peace Corps Volunteers Directing Project: Garrison Harward, Marcie Todd, and Amy Watts

Dollar Amount of Project: $100.00

Donations Collected to Date: $100.00 Fully Funded!

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