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... barrels" look like the most luxurious cars ever built.
Whereas the road from Nouabidhou to Nouakchott is pretty good, after Nouakchott it's terrible. Huge holes in the ground quickly made their first victim: the Volvo had a flat tire. We drove into the same hole with the Impreza but were lucky not to have any damage. Shortly after Nouakchott the convoy had to stop again for a flat tire on one of the Mercs. The rest of the ...
... never had a clue what they were on about, but they were delighted when we took their pictures (some of the adults got a bit arsey about it though in the markets)
There wasn’t piles of rotting fish on the beach, everything was bought off the boats, sorted and sold there and then, there was all kinds of fish, even small sharks
The men do the fishing, the women do the sorting and selling, somewhere ...
... side note: 1CAD is approximately 485CAD)? So, back to these four beneficiaries. When they receive the loan proceeds, they don’t actually receive the money. We accompany them to the Projects Abroad Office downtown, where Moctar, the Projects Abroad Senegal Director, gives us (the volunteers) the loan proceeds on behalf of the beneficiaries. We are then in charge of disbursing the money, as needed, to purchase whatever they need to set ...
... picked up one other volunteer, Jennabu (pretty sure that's not how you spell her name), who will also be working on the micro-finance. She's from Paris, but lives in Australia now! I arrived in Saint Louis around midnight on Sunday. So, total travel time, I would say, was about 36 hours! Let me just say, it was an interesting drive from Dakar to Saint Louis! Most of it was in the dark, so no pictures, but I've posted a few of when we were right in Dakar. This mystery of traveling is ...
... passports but wanted 10 euro. Once again declined and this time had a
big lecture about how we should respect them. In the end we did not
pay. Next we also had to pay the road tax of 50p. This was OK and we
got the proper receipt for that. We then drove over the dam and had
to pay 8 euro for that as we expected. Next up was the Police and
once again he asked for 10 euro, tried to decline by saying we only
had coins and so he took 5 euro in coins. From here it ...