The Story of Fatou

Fatou lives in a village called Sakagne, in the Saloum region of Senegal.  She is 33 years old, is married to Cheikh, and has seven children between 2 and 17 years of age.  She is the first to wake in the morning just after 5am.  She must get the fire started in...

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The Story of Awa

Awa is 32 years-old and also lives in Sakagne, Senegal.  She was married Cheikh two years ago and now has an eighteen month-old boy.  As Cheikh’s second wife, Awa is Fatou’s co-spouse.  Awa still lives in her family compound but is soon intended to join her husband.  As is customary...

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The Story of Khadi

Khadi is 13 years old.  She is the daughter of Cheikh and Fatou and has two older brothers and four younger brothers and sisters.  Khadi is very happy that her father agreed for her to stay on at school.  She attends the local elementary school, which is two kilometres away...

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