What makes your idea unique?
Installing a treadle water pump can be considered as a normal activity in developed country. However in a village of a rural region where water is scarce in a developing developing countries it is definitely an unique innovatiion. Its impact will change the daily life of the villager and of women in particular. They are the first concerned. If their situation change, their family, their children situation will evolve.
This idea is unique because it creates a partnershîp between several actors where the actors from the developing country are really active. Young high school students decided to support and improve the development of the village of Gassé Doro in Senegal and in particular women. They decided to support that village because one of the staff member comes from Gassé Doro. They do that citizenship action on a voluntary basis with their means.
To respect the sustainable development, to adapt to climate changes and to be independet from any suppliers, the NGOs and the villager decided to develop an organic and sustainable market gardening. This is unique and innovation. Villager will be trained fororganic agriculture. Compost will be natural as animal stools will be recycled.
Access to water is a priority for the village, for the famuily, the community and the agriculture. And this can not be innovative in developed countries but in developing countries and in particular in a rural regions, installing a treadle water pump is something quite unique and remarkable. It will facilitate women's daily life, and increase land productivity thanks to the irrigation of bigger plots of lands.
All this will empower women thanks to a better health, economic incomes or diversified food. Besides, women role in the community will evolve as they will control their own development. They will be responsible for their family but will also ve economically independent. All that can influence the place of women in decision-processes of the community.