In our philanthropic efforts, we partner with organizations that meet one or more of the following criteria:
Our powbab® baobab comes from Senegal, Africa, and some of our campaigns and products including our powbab® Healthy Gift Sets directly donate a percentage of proceeds to non-profit organizations we partner with. We believe in faithful giving, which means rather than give as a result of the abundance, we at times are compelled to give from whatever little we have. We believe that true generosity does not come from the abundance, but is most meaningful when it comes from little.
With that said, we would like to introduce our precious partners and organizations who make a difference in Senegal, Africa.
Shane and Eden Niles have been serving in Senegal since 2003 with an organization called The Navigators. They have three children: Tymon, Asher and Shireen. Recently, they moved from southern Senegal to northern Senegal to join a team working at the BeerSheba Project. The BeerSheba Project's mission is to combine a sustainable agro-forestry program together with holistic training and an agricultural resource center for young Senegalese farmers. They truly love what they do and sharing their passion for God, relationships, and Senegal.
The BeerSheba Project located in the Serer-Sine area in Senegal, Africa, combines a sustainable agro-forestry program together with holistic training and an agricultural resource center for young Senegalese farmers. This non-profit organization embodies many of the philosophies and missions that powbab® supports that empower the local people: Sustainable Agriculture and Education. In our minds, these two efforts are indispensable to creating a sustainable, healthy and prosperous life for the local Senegalese people.
The BeerSheba Project brings in local people as interns and teaches them how to do sustainable planting, watering techniques/irrigation, and literacy/education. With the commencement of their Intern Development program, simple, appropriate agricultural techniques are taught together with management classes using their mother tongue (Serer). A portion of the school fees will be paid by interns working on various components of reforestation and agricultural projects within BeerSheba. At the end of the curriculum, achieving students could be aided by a micro-loan, enabling them to start their own project, or in the future, they could be hired as qualified agriculture technicians throughout Senegal.We have included here a video that showcases The BeerSheba Project's mission and efforts. We at powbab® are grateful for the opportunity to partner with this extraordinary organization.
Your purchases of our powbab® products make a difference, and we want you to know that. We do our best to channel your generosity back to these local communities, enriching the current generation and the generations to come. In effort to build trust and transparency, below is a snapshot of how we gave back in 2014.