Yelingara is a predominately Soninke village in eastern Senegal, near the Senegal River and the border with Mauritania. About 7,000 people live in the community and given its size, it supports several small shops as well as workshops for metal smiths and woodworkers. Recent discussions in the community have revealed that gender-based violence is a serious issue in the village. The community has begun working to empower women and girls and to educate the entire community to address this violence. Yelingara would like to use the funds generated through the sale of local music to undertake further education and outreach programs to eliminate the gender-based violence in the community.