Benin
 

 

Living in Benin was staying in the most northern part where the community is formed by Bariba : farmers.
Gando : farmers livestock keepers (previous slaves of the peuhl)
Peuhl : livestock keepers
The cultures of the three communities are totally different and sometimes it gave complex situations when bringing women together for training around a communal problem.

group of women finished with a training on health care
and returning to there villages with a "village drug store" (the wooden boxes).

Main problem of women is literacy : illiterate means : ignorance on a lot of issues.

literacy training for women.

Peuhl : status is cattle and 6 months dry season means going out of the area with most of your cattle and migrating to the zones where it is still raining or where there is pasture available. The limited number of cattle that stays behind has to provide the milk for the main dish : Boirii : a mixture of sorghum flour and milk : all ends up in callebas where it is kept cool for the whole day and eaten during the day by visitors and family members : Risky : well there is no clean water and there is brucelosis…

 calebas met sorghum pap en de melk calebas. 


  Peuhl zijn moslim en de dominantie van de man is duidelijk : foto van de familie.


  De Peuhl uit Niger dress in the most colourful way : postcard of a Bororo peuhl from Niger.

Grazing cattle with the leaves of the Khaya senegalensis : work for the youngest who are extremely handy.

Foto’s : peuhl jongen in de khaya : 1 met vee en eentje zonder vee.

  Fruits of nature : Baobab vrucht

 Nere en Nere boom : hiervan maken ze de meest gebruikte spice voor hun dishes : nere pitten worden gefermenteerd tot een zwart uitziende pasta.