A country in western Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. It became independent of France on the 4th of April 1960. It is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. Nevertheless, it remains among the countries with the lowest level of social development. Almost a half of the country’s area is occupied by farming land, but farming is becoming increasingly difficult due to frequent climate shocks. The highest temperature of 48.8 °C has been recorded in Matam.
- 38% of the society lives below the threshold of poverty, that is, for less than 1.90 USD per day
- the employment rate in Senegal is 50.6%
- 44% of the working population is engaged in farming
- only 13.9% of the population aged 25 or more has any post-elementary education
- the literacy index among the youth aged 15 to 24 is 69.8%
At the end of November, we put out a call for support and the speed with which you responded blew us away. It took just two days to raise enough money to fulfill her biggest dream – surgery that would allow her to walk normally.
First, Emma had to undergo all necessary medical testing, which took a while. She then waited patiently for her turn on the orthopedic ward. Her wait has finally come to an end! She just left the operating room. The doctors fixed her deformed hip joint and everything went according to plan. There is still some work and rehabilitation ahead of her, but Emma is already overjoyed!
Emma had spent the last few years knocking on doors and looking for help from friends and various organizations. It is thanks to YOU that her dreams came true. Within just two days of learning about Emma and her story, we were able to fulfill her lifelong dream!