When Garden Diversity Grows Opportunity

While it’s blessed with beautiful coastal beaches and a vibrant port of trade, Ziguinchor, the 5th largest city in Senegal, has some of the highest levels of poverty, chronic malnutrition and food-insecurity in all of the country. In Ziguinchor, DIG prioritizes people living with HIV (PLWHA), 90% of whom are food insecure. This means they are more likely to miss their doctors appointments and not take their antiretroviral therapy due to hunger. On top of that, malnutrition lowers CD4 cell

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Established/ improved over 200 Home Gardens
Registered 13 DIG farmer cooperatives with the government
Established 11 savings groups who have saved almost $9k (USD)
Started virtual marketplaces due to Covid19
Supplying restaurants and local markets with hard to find produce