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Light Up A Village is a project under ComAfrique-Inversol Initiative. Seeing the destructive nature of candles, their goal was to eliminate the dangers of candles and provide a light that was safer, better and cheaper and far more sustainable than a candle. They are bringing lights to every household and removing candles from the lives of people in the villages up the country. This project not only brings brightness to the people of the village but also promotes health, education, financial and social benefits.
Digitaria exilis is called findi or fonio in one of the local languages of The Gambia. Findi is a grass species. It is a cereal crop that has been grown in the savannah of West Africa for many cen-turies. It has small grains, and this is why it got one of its names – hungry rice. It is also known as white fonio, fonio millet or acha rice.