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
From 9 to 12 January 2023, an advocacy workshop organised within the framework of the Watigueleya Kêlé project took place in Tambacounda (Senegal). This workshop brought together delegates from the three Senegalese villages participating in the project (Bandafassi, Missirah Tabadiang, and Wassadou-Dépôt), supervised by the Donkosira team, and the advocacy expert Illia Djadi. The objective of the workshop was to
This report reflects the daily life of the pastoralists of Wassadou. They face the same difficulties in accessing water as the women in some areas of the small village on the national road in the Tambacounda region. By: Adama Dansokho Households and difficulties in accessing drinking water Wassadou, Senegal, February 2022 Women face enormous difficulties in accessing drinking water. The
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
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.
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.
“For us, this is what can help us, we go to Tamba to sell some goods and on the way back we buy some market garden produce to sell here, especially during Ramadan. This year we were lucky, they didn’t close the market, otherwise it was a nightmare. It is this activity that allows us to help our husbands who