The Harmattan wind is bringing a lot of dust in the air which in its turn brings a lot of respiratory difficulties. Also temperatures are rising. We have around 38°C in the day and around 24°C at night.

Back to the gardening project in Nefrelaye

In a previous blog I talked about the realization of a new water well which will enable to double the size of their plot for the 60 women working on this project.

They had asked us to come and help them to delimitate the new plots. Then a draw would take place to attribute them to the members of the association.

This is what we did with the help of some of the villagers.

While other people were busy with this work I could look around and get some feelings on what was happening.

Younger and older women were enjoying to be close to the water. I could see several women coming to wash leaves of salad and eat them.

Water, sun, earth and some work and it becomes a small paradise in the middle of the dry landscape.

The new well is really good and the basin is always full.

The draw of the plots did not really go as planned. Some of the members of the association were busy helping for a wedding, the list of members they started with was not the correct one…

We could distribute most of the plots and then we told them that they had to finalize it between themselves. We checked 2 days later and it seems that they were able to finish the distribution. We will go back there in a couple of weeks to check the situation and how the new plots are being worked on.

Pictures along the way

Quotes of the week

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.

Bill Gates

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wish you a fulfilling week.


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