Monday, March 15, 2010

Village Savings and Dancing

Bonjour from the big city of Ngaoundéré! I came here to help my friend Michelle put on a training seminar for representatives of the Village Savings and Loan Associations she works with. The women were really dynamic, leaders of their respective associations.

I like this quick little video cause it captures a very typical meeting dynamic here. The women were debating the ideal monthly interest rate and it quickly evolved into a classic everyone-shout-over-everyone bruhaha!

video

At the end of the seminar they burst into spontaneous song to thank Michelle for all the work she's done for them! I loved it that one of the women who'd been half-asleep for most of the seminar was breaking it down the most!

video

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