Yermande is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the Republic of Senegal by supporting community based reforestation, clean water, and economic development projects. Yermande is a word in Wolof, the most popular African language in Senegal. It is best translated as compassion, and describes the empathetic understanding that motivates people to help one another.
We help people organize a program of sustainable reforestation within their own communities, giving them the chance to protect and reclaim their land and have greater control over their community's future.
We develop clean drinking water and irrigation projects based on renewable solar and wind power to greatly increase the quality of life and the economic viability of the communities in which we work.
We help organize community groups to work towards mutual economic development and environmental conservation. These groups work together using craftwork, reforestation, gardening and small commerce projects to provide their livelihood and improve their local environment.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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