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Scraping By in Ouagadougou

In Burkina Faso's capital city, Fanta Lingani begins her day before dawn. Like many women in West Africa, she struggles to afford food for her family but takes little nourishment for herself.

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Article | OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso After she woke in the dark to sweep city streets, after she walked an hour to buy less than $2 worth of food, after she cooked for two hours in the searing noon heat, Fanta Lingani served her family's only meal of the day. First she set out a bowl of corn mush, seasoned ...

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