The fire hydrant in the village of Patoulane, Senegal

Khady Ndao (center), president of the Patoulane women's group.

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By: Sayouba Traoré

3 min

Patoulane is located in the rural community of Pass Koto, which is part of the department of Koumpentoum, Senegal.

The villages in this area suffer from water problems during the long dry season.

Luckily, Patoulane benefited from the support of the Regional Project to Support Pastoralism in the Sahel, which installed a fire hydrant in the central square of the village.

A real relief especially for women.

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The institutional set-up is as follows.

The World Bank has released funding of CFAF 16.2 billion to help pastoralists in 5 Sahelian countries.

This fund is managed by the Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS).

At the national level, the CLISS works in symbiosis with State agents.

In Patoulane, we meet the head of the Department's livestock service, which depends on the Senegalese Ministry of Livestock.

Doctor Sall Pape Anoune, head of the breeding department of the Koumpetoum department.

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According to tradition, women are responsible for water supply issues.

When it comes to the life of a family, one can measure the efforts.

In pastoral environment, it is necessary to add the watering of the cattle.

So the larger the herd, the more prestige the man has, and the more difficulties the women have.

Khady Ndao, president of the Patoulane women's group.

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Guests

Amady Barry,

Mayor of Pass Koto

Doctor Sall Pape Anoune,

head of the livestock department of the department of Koumpetoum, which depends on the Senegalese Ministry of Livestock

Khady Ndao,

president of the Patoulane women's group.

On the left Doctor Sall Pape Anoune, head of the livestock department of the department of Koumpetoum, in the center Amady Barry, mayor of Passkoto, on the right Mr. the village chief of Patoulane.

© Sayouba Traoré / RFI

Production: Sayouba Traoré

Director: Ewa Piedel

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  • Senegal

  • Agriculture and Fishing

  • Water

  • Sahel

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