Tag: Missirah Tabadiang


Lack of drinking water in Missirah Tabadiang (Senegal), February 2023

This photo, which shows a donkey pulling water, clearly shows the depth of the well and illustrates the problem of the lack of water and especially drinking water in the village of Missirah Tabadiang. The well is over 35m deep. Water is drawn directly from the well for personal consumption, but a donkey is needed to draw water for livestock.

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Tambacounda Advocacy Workshop (Senegal), January 2023

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

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Examples of alternative activities to water scarcity in Missirah Tabadiang, Senegal, February 2022

 The scarcity of rainfall means that the lowlands no longer fill up with water as they used to. This has a negative impact on rice production. In order to make ends meet, the women of the village have started alternative activities such as collecting stones. They divide into groups to collect stones to sell them to truckers from Tambacounda.

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Cotton harvest in Missirah Tabadiang, Senegal, January 2022

In this small village on the national road, women organise themselves into groups to harvest the various cotton fields in the village of Missirah Tabadiang. They are paid in kind, i.e. they are given cotton as pay, or a sum of money that is paid into the fund of the group that did the work. The cultivation of cotton is

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“Groundnut harvest in Missirah Tabadiang, Senegal”, December 2021

In this video, we see a father helping his son to harvest groundnuts. They use animal power combined with human power. This work began in the second half of October to take advantage of the soil moistened by the morning fog. The unearthed groundnuts are collected in small heaps by the other members of the family (women and children) and

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“Jar making in Missirah Tabadiang, Senegal”, May 2021

A key activity for the women of the village to meet some of their needs, which allows them to change activity during the off-season. Explanatory session on jar making by Hamanding Kante


“The infertility of the soil and the cultivation of cotton and millet”, Missirah Tabadiang (Senegal) – April 2021

“Salamalaïkum, Mamadou Djikiné Missira Tabadjan, relay Donkosira. This is our cotton field, which has been here since the first rain. The cotton plants do not grow beyond this size, this is the limit because of the infertility of the soil. As I just explained to you, with this kind of crop when you don’t have a fertile soil, without using

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