Tiny Village Near Dakar
Meisa took us to a little village that immediately was identified as without health care facilities or schools, leading us to think it was a donation opportunity. We were shown around the village by a son of the village chief, who we later met in person. He narrated in Wolof, which Meisa translated for us. We saw how they draw water, how they prepare food, some of their animals, some of their farming. Then, just like so many tours around the world, to the gift shop. The chief’s son suddenly switched to French when exotic native time ended and sales time began. After some standard bargaining, we bought a couple of items at a decent price and helped the village.