ECONOMIC SOLIDARITY OF BARAKA WOMEN THROUGH TONTINE

Commonly called « TON in Baraka », the tontine is an association of people generally composed of women united by the bonds of friendships, neighborhoods and family, which most often involve money or something in kind accepted by all the members.

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The difficulties of the third ages in Baraka

In black Africa, especially in Third World countries, the third age is a very difficult period, as capacity and labor power disappear with age. And for someone who does not benefit from a retirement pension, old age rhymes with extreme poverty.

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Ceremony of Gamou in Baraka

The feast of Al-Mawlid  is celebrated on the 12th of Rabia- which corresponds to the third month of the Muslim year. Nowadays this event is celebrated by many Muslim communities around the world. They commemorate the birth of Prophet Mohamed. Thus the baraka population is not stranded.

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The life of an inhabitant of Baraka

Poverty is a theme used to define the misery and lack of means of an individual, which prevent him from satisfying his needs. In underdeveloped countries, especially in Black Africa, most people don´t have enough Food to eat and are unable to take care of themselves when they get sick. This is the case in Baraka, where the population lives in precarious situations.

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Visit our notables in Baraka

The notion of « significant » is inseparable from that of social hierarchy, although notable are not always recognized leaders (sometimes it may be of personalities which the population spontaneously recognize particular importance, which distinguishes them from others). Here is a special section on both moral and wise people of Baraka neighborhood: the neighborhood leader El Hadji Abdou Seye and Imam El Hadji Thierno Mamadou Alfa BA.

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The consequences of the rainy season and floods in Baraka

As the saying goes « one´s happiness is the misfortune of others ». During the rainy season this maxim came true. When peasants and farmers are waiting for the first rain in suspense during wintertime, others are concerned. At the start of the rainy season, the urban Dakar capital was sleeping with half-closed eyes in certain flood zones. This was also the case for the inhabitants of Baraka. In this article, we will make a rudimentary description of the problems faced by the inhabitants of the city during the rainy season.

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