Situated on the westernmost edge of Africa’s Atlantic coast, Senegal is at the maritime crossroads of Africa, Europe and America. This particular situation has exposed the country for centuries to the intrigues and greed of slavery.
Senegal is often cited as a good pupil. Despite the persistence of ethnic, social and religious divisions, the country has benefited since its independence of remarkable political stability through which could emerge a vibrant civil society and strong social and economic activity.
In addition, the role of women in entrepreneurship in Senegal may explain the particular development of a social economy and the emergence of very original fair and sustainable trade initiatives.