Reportage: The Sahel: Between The Raindrops: The Sahel: Between The Raindrops

Women and girls of the Neréwalo cooperative bringing water from the Senegal river for their vegetable garden, a project that was fenced and irrigated with the help of ACORD, a non governmental organization. The fruits and vegetables grown in the garden help improve the nutritional level of the village and are sold in local markets. The revenue generated by the garden's produce permit the women of the cooperative to be more independent and to have a greater say in the affairs of their community.Neréwalo, Mauritania.Photo © J.B. Russell
The Sahel: Between The Raindrops, March 2011

Women and girls of the Neréwalo cooperative bringing water from the Senegal river for their vegetable garden, a project that was fenced and irrigated with the help of ACORD, a non governmental organization. The fruits and vegetables grown in the garden help improve the nutritional level of the village and are sold in local markets. The revenue generated by the garden's produce permit the women of the cooperative to be more independent and to have a greater say in the affairs of their community. 

Neréwalo, Mauritania. 

Photo © J.B. Russell