Association Donkosira


Fruit trees (Wassadou Dépot, Senegal), February 2023

Fruit trees provide food and some even have medicinal properties. They are much appreciated by the villagers, but because of the poor state of the soil and the lack of water, many of these trees had disappeared. Thanks to the village well, the people of Wassadou Depot have been able to replant several of them.     We have grafted

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The importance of the forest in Wassadou (Senegal), February 2023

The woman in the video is an example of the importance of the forest to the local population, and of the relationship between the people of Wassadou and nature. Here, she is sorting palm leaves, which she will then use to make brooms. She makes them to sell and earn extra income. However, this activity is becoming increasingly difficult, due

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Straw weaving in Wassadou, January 2022

What are you doing with this straw?  I am weaving it to sell it.  You cut the grass to weave and then sell it to have something to eat with the family?  Yes, that’s exactly it.  We don’t know about zinc roofs, only straw roofs. I have no money for zinc roofs because life is too hard. No money, it’s

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“The groundnut harvest in Wassadou, Senegal” by Adama Dansokho and Fatou Diallo, October 2021

At the end of October, the groundnuts are dug up by grouping the dug-up plants into small piles and leaving them to dry under the sun. In November, these piles are grouped together in a very large heap. After this work, the heap is threshed with sticks and the seeds are separated from the hay.


“A rice field in Wassadou, Senegal”, May 2021

This is a rice field that fills up with water during the rainy season, making it impossible to grow rice. It has remained unused for two years because the water that remains in it causes the plants to rot.