Published on September 20th, 2013 | by HoTPCA1
RPCV Memories – Kolda Market – Senegal
Occupying an entire block of its own, but completely hidden by the shops and businesses that surround it on all sides, is the busy and crowded open air market of Kolda. This market, which you only find your way into by following narrow paths between shops, is the heart of daily commerce in Kolda.
Most anything available in the southern part of Senegal can usually be found here… rows upon rows of women selling vegetables from their gardens, fishermen selling their daily catch, stalls with beans, peanuts, and rice from local farmers, textile merchants, butchers, and boutiques selling everything from shoes to hair extensions to rubber balls.
In this picture, a woman is bartering for the lettuce and other produce that she will need to prepare her family’s lunch.