CTI''s debut in Senegal
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AliouGreetings from Senegal!

This year we embarked on a journey to try a new model for increasing our outreach to farmers. We established our first office in Africa and began distributing our tools directly to farmers, with help from a local staff full of energy and passion.

The results surprised all of us.

CTI’s tools have flown off the shelves and in just the past 6 months, we’ve sold our entire inventory of grinders and threshers, and we now have 80 backorders for tools to be delivered to farmers, entrepreneurs, and local organizations. 

CTI is committed to keeping its tools affordable, so we offer equipment at cost and we direct farmers to financial resources to ensure they are set up for success. As a result,
 more than 12,000 people in 51 villages have improved their food production.

You should know how grateful we are here in Senegal for your support. I’ve had the privilege of watching women’s eyes light up when they receive CTI’s thresher—representing an end to their daily drudgery. And I’ve witnessed village women transform into leaders and respected entrepreneurs through their grinder enterprise.

In Senegal, our communities are hungry for opportunities, not handouts. More than ever, farmers have access to the seeds, fertilizer, and agricultural training to bring a good harvest. And now, with CTI  in Senegal, farmers finally have affordable postharvest technologies that increase their food production and generate new income for their families.

This year, we at CTI have big plans to reach more than 25,000 people in Senegal, bring safe water to 60,000 people in Nicaragua, and introduce CTI’s newest innovations in peanut processing to farmers in Malawi. But we need your help to make it happen. Your donation today will improve lives in Senegal and around the globe. 
So, please GIVE!

donateicon There’s a common expression in Senegal, “Nio far,” which means “we are together.” We hope you will stick with CTI as we continue transforming lives in Senegal, in Nicaragua, and around the world.
Nio far!

Aliou Ndiaye
CTI Program Manager - Senegal  
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Alexandra Spieldoch
CTI Executive Director
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July 2014 - June 2015
50 grinders shipped to over 16 countries

93% of women using CTI’s grain tools reported higher food yields

62,5570 more people in 117 villages in Nicaragua gained safe water through CTI’s Water Chlorinator this year.

200 farmers tested CTI's prototype peanut tools, producing 9x more shelled nuts than processing by hand 

Check out our 2014 Impact Report for a snapshot of the progress we’ve made in the last 12 months with your support.
Jeanne Voigt
When CTI began planning the launch of our grain tools in Senegal, we knew we’d need help from a savvy team with strong business skills, development knowledge, and dedication to empowering smallholder farmers. Luckily, we found all of the above in Jeanne Voigt, a brilliant businesswoman with many years of experience promoting and investing in women’s economic development in emerging economies.

Jeanne has been with us along the way this year, helping to develop our business plan for scaling distribution of CTI’s grain tools in West Africa. Thank you Jeanne, for your dedication and support!

Read more about Jeanne and CTI's other Core Associates. 
Come see us at a "Get to know CTI" session!
August 12 at 4:00 PM 

It’s been an exciting year at CTI! We’ve introduced a new strategic plan, opened an office in Senegal, and we have some amazing stories to share from the field and really cool new prototypes in our shop!

We want to invite you to stop by for a “Get to know CTI” session on August 12, where you and friends can learn more about what’s going on at CTI and see what’s cooking in the workshop. We would love for you to join us, and bring friends! The evening will be informational, educational, and a lot of fun!

You can email us with your RSVP at jamie@compatibletechnology.org or call us at 651-632-3912. 
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