Founded in 2002, the Agricultural Project (Beer-Sheba Project) combines a sustainable agro-forestry program together with holistic training and an agricultural resource center for young Senegalese farmers who spend 1-year as interns with the Project. Due to the extreme weather and dry conditions associated with an extended dry season, the young people are forced out of the village and into the city to make money. This is a detriment to village life and the families. The village is requesting that we help with the micro-economics by initiating an agricultural project that will help sustain the growth of crops all year long. This initiative will help with both the economics and the overall health of the village plus keep families together. After the initial money is raised, this will be a sustainable project for the village.
We hope to raise $33,000 for the Agricultural Program.
Animal Health Program
The village of Ngonine depends on agriculture. The health of their livestock directly impacts animal productivity, meat quality and the health and wealth of those tasked with caring for them. If animal health is poor, human health, nutrition and income suffer as well. For many years veterinary care has been lacking and unaffordable in this region. Recently, veterinarians from the US have advocated for veterinary care, from Senegalese vets, for these unreached villages. The veterinary care has finally arrived! Regular medical care is resulting in healthier animals, higher productivity and higher household incomes in the community.