Articles By: Ivy Ren

Adventures in Micro-Finance

Adventures in Micro-Finance

[pullquote align=”left”]Every year for Tabaski, families gather to celebrate when Abraham offered to sacrifice his son to God in a show of devotion. [/pullquote]In West Africa, families slaughter a ram in celebration; the larger the ram, the better. Around Tabaski season, rams line the roads in herds that easily number in the hundreds, often guarded […]

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Right Hand = Spoon. Left Hand = Toilet Paper. Don’t Mess It Up.

Right Hand = Spoon. Left Hand = Toilet Paper. Don’t Mess It Up.

[pullquote align=”left”]I live a double life. I have my normal life, where I eat, sleep, work, and clean house.[/pullquote] When I’m living my normal life, I’m doing my best to act Senegalese. In my book, integration is key to successful work in a foreign community. I wear brightly colored wax fabrics. I speak Pulaar. I […]

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