Since 2015 Jef Jel has provided the funds for the local community to purchase and plant various types of fruit trees in the Ndangane family compounds. The types of trees include lemon, mango, and banana. The villagers often challenge each other to see whose trees grow the largest. Growing these trees, especially in the early years, is quite challenging due to the lack of water and the appetites of local cattle and goats.
Ultimately these trees will provide fruit for consumption and much-needed shade during the dry season. Shade trees are cherished by the community as a place to gather and socialize.