SENEGAL - Working Class Heroes

Many Senegalese workers are forced to emigrate in order to secure themselves a job. With or without visas, they often emigrate to nearby Europe, with Italy as their destination more often than not. Very few manage to attain the financial security they desire. With the recent world economic crisis, the number of workers living without financial security, and often thousands of miles from their families, is on the increase.
As a result, many in Dakar no longer view Europe as the promised land and choose to stay and work in their own country: job security is a luxury to be protected at all costs. There are thousands of travelling salespeople and many opt to transform their art into an international microbusiness.



Per assicurarsi un'occupazione molti Senegalesi sono costretti ad emigrare, con o senza permesso di soggiorno, In Europa, nella vicina Italia il più delle volte. Pochi riescono a raggiungere la sicurezza economica desiderata e sempre di più negli ultimi anni, con la crisi mondiale dei mercati, sono i casi di precarietà per chi vive a migliaia di chilometri di distanza dalla propria famiglia.
Così, oggi, a Dakar, c'è chi non vede più l'Europa come la terra promessa ma decide di restare a lavorare nel proprio paese: il posto fisso è un lusso da proteggere a tutti i costi, migliaia sono i venditori ambulanti e c'è chi fa della propria arte un micro business internazionale.

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leather craftman
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iron sculptor
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painter
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taxi driver
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clay carver
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jewellery designer and maker
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painter
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secretary at Cheikh Anta Diop university, Dakar
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housekeeper
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tailor/dressmaker
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fishermen
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nanny on the beach
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rosary salesman
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painter
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travelling salesman
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president's palace guard
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kindergarten teacher
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tiny clock repair shop
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sewing machine repair shop
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coffee shop
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hairdresser salon
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woman clothes shop
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taxi driver house
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truck driver house
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police officers
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forniture shop during a lunch break