Population: 200, Nder is inhabited by several different ethnic groups: namely wolofs and maures, but several others.
Religion : Muslim
Most Common Business Activities : Vegetables, sculptures, incense, storytelling
School Access : There is no Primary or Secondary School in this village. The nearest schools are about 90km away. The literacy rate is about 10%.
Health Care Accessibility : There is a small health clinic in the village. The nearest hospital and doctor are about 90km away.
Regional Challenges : The village is inaccessible due to poor roads. There is a very high rate maleria in this village. Inaccessibility to healthcare and education are issues here. There is a lack of income diversity in Nder.
- Deforestation and the rapid decline of vegetation in the area
- The onset of salt deposits in the soil
- A lack of biodiversity
- The disintegration of socio-cultural values
- Access to water (water-pumps, the cost of diesel gas)
- A growth of poverty in the area
- Clash of existing social values with the modern world
Recent Community Initiatives: The community recently built a mosque and a small health center. The village is trying to better coordinate their agriculture activities. The use of renewable energies
An emphasis on local artisans and their crafts (making of mats, necklaces and incense)
The creation of ecotourism in the area
The promotion of the nutritional health of the villagers
Implementation of micro credit projects
Meetings that reinforce capacity-building in several sectors of the village
Ecovillage President: Mamadou THIOYE
Adresse: Tél.: 77 643 96 33