The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (CSAEM) supports both returnees and the local population. This includes women in the “Leket Gui” association (Wolof for “bottle gourd”). It has 205 members and the women’s ages range from 28 to 65. Some of these association members have teamed up in Yeumbeul, a district on the outskirts of Dakar. They raise chickens – very successfully.
It all started in March 2021 when 30 women formed a group called “Sounou Guinar” (Wolof for “our little chicks”). But there was a lot to do before everything was ready and they could set up the association.