This beautiful young woman is Djeneba. She is engaging and ambitious! Recently she walked up to our house with her handmade baskets hoping to make a sale. We were truly impressed and bought some of each size.After talking with her,we learned that she has two young children. She works in her fields to grow corn and other food to feed her family. When that work is done for the day, she goes home and makes baskets.She invited us to her house to see her at work crafting her baskets. We were truly impressed. She and another woman in her family gather the fronds from local coconut trees and skillfully produce these beautiful baskets. We would love to see her succeed in her small business.
For a certain period during the rainy season, these large chenille caterpillars can be found in abundance in our area.In the early hours before dawn,woman and children can be seen flashlight in one hand and container in another,happily collecting caterpillars. It is considered a delicacy.
I think it is an acquired taste !