Mate Mbaye’s Story
Did you know that young people in Senegal are so desperate that they’re crossing deserts and oceans in search of a better life?You can only imagine the dangers. Some never make it there alive! But, in their mind, risking death crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean beats surviving another year as an impoverished farmer, struggling to make ends meet. Last year, I traveled village to village and met with teenagers and young men and women. Sitting on the dirt floors of huts, in Wolof language, they shared the challenges they face.
I had many mouths to feed and I saw tree planting as a way to feed my family.