Summary: On June 10th 2015, Innovation: Africa installed drip irrigation and solar water pumping at Faylar Village, Senegal. The village is comprised of Muslims and Christians that will now enjoy clean water and access to multiple crops – all thanks to Israeli technology. The Pasteur, Pap Michele, and the Women’s Association of the village will come together to sustain the project to sell water, run the cell phone charging business, and the sale of produce, such as, okra, peppers, moringa leaves and tomatoes.
Total Impact: 1,400 people
Date of Installation: June 2015
Donor: The Christian Broadcast Network (CBN), CBN Afrique, The Beer Sheba Project and The Alliance For Global Good
Summary: On June 10th, 2015, Innovation: Africa along with partners from The Christian Broadcast Network (CBN), CBN Afrique, The Beer Sheba Project and The Alliance For Global Good celebrated and rejoiced together at Foudj Village, Senegal to applaud the benefits of solar energy. By installing drip irrigation technology and a solar water pumping system, the 1,400 people that make up the population of Foudj will be able to have clean drinking water and fresh crops for the very first time. Pasteur Joseph Diouf, known as “a noble man of peace” by the community, began to restore the desert-like community with hope and hard-work, thanks to his background in agriculture. Today, Foudj Village blossoms with mango trees, walnut trees, moringa leaves, sweet potatoes and more.
Summary: The Soma Church has recently acquired a field destined to support Christian agricultural projects and training for young men and women in the village. However, the nearest borehole to access water is located 4km away in Njambour. Pastor Aliou Diouf has a lot of experience managing social and economic projects for his community. For example, he has organized projects such as sewing centers for women, a health hut, a bakery, renting chairs and tents for social event, restaurant, a chicken coop, etc. His vision for the villagers of Soma is to help young people become financially independent. His reputation for positively altering the futures of multiple people in Soma, is the reason why Innovation: Africa, CBN, and AFGG decided to complete an installation of Israeli solar water pumping and drip irrigation on June 10th, 2015. Now with the access to clean water, there is no limit to what they can do.
Summary: The closest source of energy to the 1,050 people of Koulouk Village, Senegal is located 10 kilometers away in Ndiaganio district. Because of this, children have to walk hours to fetch dirty and contaminated water, depriving them of time in school and furthering their education. When The Christian Broadcast Network and Beer Sheba Project, Innovation: Africa’s partners in Senegal, chose Koulouk as 1 of the 6 villages to bring Israeli solar energy, Pasteur Kwame Baffi of the Koulouk Church was overjoyed, “I have prayed for this!” Today, the children are now able to attend school and their futures are looking brighter than ever – all thanks to Israeli solar innovation.