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.
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.
In this new beginning year, let us take all the challenges together, overcome the obstacles and move forward bravely, reaching the highest peaks, in order to build together a peaceful future in the realization of our common projects over the long term.
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.
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.
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.
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.