The “Osusu” Effect: How Gambian Women Support Each Other through the Osusu

[By Mamudou Jallow] For many decades now, Gambian women have been known to organize themselves in groups for the purpose of contributing money in pots for one of them to take. The frequency of the contributions may be daily, weekly or monthly  until all members get their pay. This is what is known as Osusu.   […]