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52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa Garden


By chief - Posted on 11 February 2012

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa GardenThis project is part of our 52 Pumps in 52 Weeks Program, being implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers Marcie Todd and Garrison Harward. To read about the program and follow its progress, CLICK HERE.

Location
Faraba, Senegal

Community Description
Meet Mamadou Barry, Abou and Jacob. Mamadou Barry has a huge passion for Senegal and particularly Kolda. His interests include: farming okra, beans, and rice, in addition to setting up community/youth -programs to prevent the dreaded “brain drain.”

Mamadou is a sort of jack-of-all-trades. He has started a kindergarten, a theater troop, a farm for youth, and a cowpea buying and selling business, all of which have been successful. He is ambitious, kind and we are lucky to be working with him.

Abou is Barry’s right-hand-man; you rarely see one without the other. Abou is tall, loves to read and write, and is more technical than social. The two couldn’t be more opposite, but they balance each other fully.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa GardenAbou is designing and building his own house, has been a sheep herder, owned a mango orchard and is one of the best tinkerers in Senegal.

Jacob is an Agricultural Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Kolda, Senegal. He lives in Medina Abdoul, a rural village 40 km outside the regional capital where he organizes initiatives to promote food security and sustainable agriculture techniques. He graduated from the University of California at Davis where he studied World Trade and Development in Developing Countries. He’s entrepreneurial-minded and likes to break a sweat playing in the dirt. One day he hopes to start a venture capital firm focused on developing markets.

These are the main folks that make up Agribusiness. Agribusiness has been working with women’s groups providing them technical support in growing cowpeas and this year they are expanding their business to include Moringa powder and oil production. Installing two pumps in their 4 hectare space will help them water over 750 trees this year with plans of over a million in the coming year.

Moringa Powder is made by drying and then pounding leaves. The powder is an incredibly healthy supplement that can be added to almost every meal just as one would add pepper. It prevents malnutrition and even tastes good.

Project Description
This is kind of a special pump because Agribusiness does so many cool things for the Kolda Community so these posts just explain who they are, while the #18 posts will talk more about Moringa and the benefits. Appropriate Projects also gave this group a grant for digging wells done by Jacob Rice and Gregg Mathews.

Project Impact
432 people will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Marcie Todd, Jacob Rice, Gregg Mathews and Mary Martin-Mabry

Comments
Moringa Powder is made by drying and then pounding leaves. The powder is an incredibly healthy supplement that can be added to almost every meal just as one would add pepper. It prevents malnutrition and even tastes good.

Dollar Amount of Project
$100.00

Donations Collected to Date
$100.00

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 - This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Cynthia J. Davidson of Chico, CA, USA.

If you now contribute $150 (our new price, which includes labor), your name will be placed on the waiting list to adopt the next project in order.

If you wish to contribute less than $150, the money will be applied toward the overall program.

52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa Garden52 Pumps in 52 Weeks – Senegal – Project 17 – Faraba, Moringa Garden

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.

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