Soudiane is a Bambara village of 350 people located near the Atlantic coast, just inland from the town of Joal. Members of the community have been working hard toward their development goals for many years and notably have installed hundreds of solar panels throughout the village. One woman from Soudiane traveled to India to learn about sustainable solar energy through Tostan and the Barefoot College organization. Goals for the future include community gardens, sheep farming, and a micro-credit program. The proceeds generated from the sale of their local music would be used primarily to fund their micro-credit effort.