The Vibrant Village Foundation has once again pronounced itself a hero for the Azawak by contributing over $30,000 for a food project in our most recent borehole community, Couloubade. With this award, Amman Imman will be creating a woman’s run cereal bank and boutique this winter.
We hope to make a significant difference to the Fulani women of Couloubade, who currently travel up to six months a year in neighboring Chad, Nigeria, and Libya to make meager earnings selling traditional medicine and potions. During these difficult times, they leave their families behind, sometimes even their breastfeeding children, who are then taken care of by their husband’s co-wives. Creating vibrancy and stability in the community will reduce their time away from home as economic opportunity becomes more readily available locally.
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This generous gift has arrived at an opportune time, during the last week of training and preparations for both our Marine Corps Marathon runners, and our Solidarity Challenge Team (click here to see the video). I want to personally send a message of thank you to our runners and SC challengers! Good luck on the 27th as together we create a worldwide movement for the Azawak!!!
Yours for the Azawak,