In Senegal, 47% of the population live in poverty and 17% are food insecure including women farmers who cannot adapt to the consequences of climate change.
In Senegal, the WHO has recorded 7,657 confirmed cases and 60 people lost their lives. If these numbers are low compared to other countries, the impact of the livelihoods of local communities including women is devastating.
Crossroads is providing vital support to local program partners in Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo to deliver essential services and provide direct community support.
At COVID-19 crisis hit, Crossroads International helped overseas volunteers return to Canada but for many, their thoughts are with the communities they left behind. Check out two video diaries from two Crossroaders in isolation reflecting on their work and the impact of COVID-19.
Alexandra Falardeau Maher spent almost six months in Togo for a mandate as an Advisor in support of the Girls’ Empowerment Program with GF2D, a local partner of Crossroads. She has worked with dozens of young girls and tells us about it.
Bilakani Sabi grew up in Togo but decided to settle in Canada and return to his native country as a volunteer with Crossroads International and Togolese organization La Colombe.