Senegal
JiggenPowerUp! – WomenPowerUp! Big Give Challenge 2020

JiggenPowerUp! – WomenPowerUp!

We are currently preparing to launch our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 project in Senegal – our flagship project for this year, and need your support to get it off to a flying start!

The project: We will support 186 women in rural Senegal (in Sédhiou and Kolda Regions) to scale up their green businesses to reach sustainable levels of production and income. The women process rice and peanuts for sale locally, using solar power. A pilot project has shown they need access to automatic husking machines to take their businesses to the next level and generate sufficient income to support their families. As well as providing specially adapted machinery, the project will provide training, storage equipment and maintenance support.

A unique match funding opportunity: This project will go live on the Big Give website from 1st – 8th December 2020 (both at midday). For one week only, any donations made online will be match funded pound for pound up to a total of £10,000. Donations raised through the Big Give will then be combined with grant income to make up the total project budget, which is £36,488.

Please pledge NOW to support this project so that we can remind you when the Big Give donation window opens – this is the one chance in the year to make your donation to Village Aid go twice as far!

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If you would prefer to support this project by cheque, please mark this as ‘Big Give project’ and send it to us at: Village Aid, Denby House Business Centre, Taylor Lane, Loscoe, Derbyshire, DE75 7AB. Please fill out this online form or print and enclose a gift aid form if you are eligible, and your gift aid will also be put towards the project. Please note that cheque donations are unfortunately not eligible for match funding – this only applies to donations made on the Big Give website from 1st – 8th December 2020.

Meet Aissatou, Tacko and Marie, who produce peanut oil and will be supported by this project to scale up their businesses.

They recently learnt how to remove harmful toxins from the peanut oil production process. Now they can say that not only do their solar powered businesses help save the planet, but they can guarantee to their customers that the oil they produce is the best in the village!

Please support our Big Give Challenge 2020 project to help ensure their businesses can be sustained in the years to come.

And finally… do you have contact with a school / nursery / university / place of worship or other community venue that could help us to fundraise? If so, please share our Community fundraising flyer with them and help us to spread the word.