We are promoting economic self-sufficiency for smallholder women farmers
Bridging Indigenous foodways from women farmers to youth in Senegal
We are Team PATH, Promoting Agricultural Transformation Holistically. Our mission is to support Indigenous food sovereignty in West Africa.
Since 2018, we have collaborated with smallholder women farmers in the Kaffrine region of Senegal on developing Bonbon Bouye, a culturally relevant children's nutrition bar made with Senegal's Indigenous fruit, baobab. The women are hard workers and proactive entrepreneurs. They are eager to launch their Bonbon Bouye business.
But there is one problem. The women don't have ovens to bake the bars.
Our goal is to raise funds to build brick ovens for these women to make Bonbon Bouye at a marketable scale. With unstable crop yields under climate stress, value-added entrepreneurship is a crucial and pivotal step towards food independence in rural Senegal, improving the livelihood of women farmers and their households, strengthening the economy, and nourishing and enriching the lives of the younger generations to come.
Your contribution enables these women farmers to pursue their entrepreneurship endeavors.
Any additional funds will go towards establishing an Indigenous Food Entrepreneurship curriculum with our partner, the A.K.F Wakhine Middle School in Dakar.
Read more about how Bonbon Bouye was created: