Growing Mangos In the Desert
Many in Civé have ideas for new projects to improve village life. To assist them, I’ve set up a fundraising platform, dedicated to the memory of Mamadou Konaté, where people can pitch in to help with start-up funds.
First up for support is a project underway to initiate a fish farm a few miles north of the village of Civé, Mauritania. Samba Konaté (left), Mamadou’s son, has spent several years developing this plan; it requires about $35,000 to get off the ground. Once realized it will produce about 30,000 pounds of fresh fish a year and employ 30 villagers.
Samba has made some initial investments by buying a used tractor in Pennsylvania, and shipping it to Civé, where it is now engaged in plowing the region’s fields (below).
Please consider donating to Samba’s project; all donors will receive regular updates on the status of his fish project. With his earnings, Samba will help to kick-start the next Civé project, this time headed by a woman. To donate go here: https://gofund.me/3646f0d6