Three out of four handicapped Senegalese locals don’t have a job. That should change after the introduction of a new law that offers financial benefits to businesses who can employ them. In Senegal around 10 percent of the population have a physical or intellectual handicap. By getting more people with disabilities working, there is hope that social stigmas around handicaps will also decrease. For far too long many of these people have languished on the edges of Senegal society.
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En route with Romanian harvest hands and seasonal labourers. more
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