We are happy to report that we have been able to provide the village of Djendji with a solar setup that is now used to power their new dispensary and health facility. Future plans include building a second healthcare structure that will be specifically for childbirth and related purposes (see photo!). The village of Djendji does not have access to the electric network that powers much of the urban areas of Senegal, but solar power is a reliable source in this very sunny part of sub-Saharan Africa! The village of Djendji is the oldest such hamlet in the area of the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project, having been in place for more than 100 years. They have a long history of conserving important areas for chimpanzees, such as the Point D'Eau water source that Fongoli chimpanzees rely on during the late dry season when other water sources have long since dried up. It is only through the help of the local community in Senegal that we can hope to conserve chimpanzees for the next generation, and it is through your generous help that we can work with local people on small development projects. Thank you!
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.