Sobata is a traditional village in Guinea, West Africa. The community can grow food only three months of the year, during the rainy season – and the rest of the year is getting drier and drier with climate change. The people of Sobata dream of transforming their community into a thriving ecovillage by helping to restore and regenerate the natural cycles in their bioregion, as well as by increasing their resilience to some of the inevitable effects of global climate change. The GEDS Design Team has been given the unique opportunity to work with the community to develop design proposals to make this dream a reality. And so Yêlêma Project was born. Yêlêma, which means “change” in Malinke (the local language), is a testament to both the community’s desire to see things change for the better in their village, as well as the need to adapt to the large scale changes happening to their environment.