‘Working housewife’ sees her life change thanks to a new market in southern Mali

Every day, Tenin Traoré sells biscuits on the corner of a sidewalk in Baguineda, a small rural town in the Koulikoro region of southern Mali. Baguineda has 32 villages and nearly 60,000 inhabitants. Traoré, a 40-year-old married mother of 12 children, describes herself as “a working housewife”. Traoré’s modest cake business allows her to provide […]