We, “Jiwnit”, live and work in the Senegalese countryside in the “ecovillage of Kamyaak” (Tattaguine) with many villages around us and we do our best to build a sustainable locality, a place to live with different perspectives, a place for improvement.
Our Community is very aware of Corona’s situation, and that is why we take the responsibility to do something in our environment.
The confinement in our country, Senegal, leads to a huge problem, since our social system is based on a communitarian, mobile and informal society. Ninety percent of the population works every day to earn money to get the food they need today.
It is time to realise that some people are able to stay at home in confinement and others are not.
Confinement = No work
No work = no money
No money = no food
The Corona virus has no boundaries. Thanks to the Coronavirus crisis, we all realize that we can no longer be in between. Let’s take advantage of this crisis to understand that we are all connected and strong together.
We are looking for financial support to cover the basic needs of our region. We are well aware that the virus no longer has borders. That is why we will defeat it together.
All donations collected during this campaign are reinvested in the purchase of basic necessities for the neighbouring villages in Kamyaak as a priority.
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Nio Far (We are together)
Jiwnit is a member of the Organisation „Re-Alliance“.
Re-Alliance bring field practitioners, policy makers, educators, community leaders and humanitarian and development workers together to share skills and experiences.
Inspering and effective practices that can support humanitarian and Development sectors to implement regenerative change.
Amdy and Assy are sent to The Gambia for training on Ecovillages for Climate Resilience. This one-month program will bring together individuals of different nationalities to discuss all aspects of sustainable development: social, cultural, ecological, economic and integral project design.
The week of September 25 to October 3, 2019, we received Jay’s visit (Lush) in Kamyaak as part of the project to build the “Treebogs” and install rainwater harvesting systems for market gardening (with gutters) but also swales, for water retention to create permanent wetlands.
Together with the people of Kamyaak, under Jay’s supervision, we were able to build, as planned in the project document, two “Treebogs”: one in our own fiefdom and the other at the village public place for populations.
Besides the importance of the “treebogs” which combine, in an interactive report, toilets and trees, especially for those populations whose access to adapted toilets remains a great luxury, we noted a good reception of the project from the beneficiaries, as well as a very strong participation in the implementation. We also took this opportunity, which brought together men, women and children from all over the village, to once again spread our objectives for the development of all, in co-construction and solidarity; without omitting to discuss on future projects, especially with women.
In early September, we received the organic and reproducible seeds offered by Kokopelli: icon of the defence of seeds against agro-industry! Kokopelli is dedicated to the production of seeds from agro-ecology, and support farming communities all over the world.
After consultation with Amdy M. Senghor, who is in charge of vegetable production, we considered it appropriate to first experiment, among this wide range of seeds, with the types of seeds adapted to the rainy season. The first seeds start to germinate. Nurseries have also started to flourish. We hope for a good yield, despite our still infertile land that requires a lot to be treated. We compost but it is still sufficient by far.
Speaking of treatment, after the water test, which has already shown a slightly high salinity level, we are going to have the soil analyzed. The samples will be taken very soon. We will seek advice from our soil experts, remaining open to any proposal for solutions to make our soils highly profitable.
We are very greatful to have been part of this years GEN Europe 2019 (European Ecovillage Conference).
More than 50 different Eco Villages around Europe plus GEN Africa, Asia and South America met in Italy at “La Comune di Bagnaia” . To share, to connect and to see where we can work together for a brighter future. Themes as Peace, Ecology and Social Justice have been explored and combined with many workshops.
We got inspired by many wonderful projects and people that shared their storys with us.