Abigail Salisbury

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Sep 24, 2010 SN Senegal

By Abigail Salisbury, KF12, Senegal

We all know the story of Marie Antoinette’s callous response upon being told that the people of France had no bread, right?  “Let them eat cake!”  Except she never actually said that, and the attributed saying didn’t involve cake, it referred to brioche, a rich bread made with eggs and butter.  Well, when Senegalese bakers went on strike this week, the only alternative really was eating brioche, and it made me think a bit about the limitations of microfinance.

Because Senegal spent many years under French...

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