|Here you can read about how
Mariam and her mother, Awa, make peanut rings (or croua-croua) in their small village of
Siguin Voussť. They are sitting in the small yard outside their home.
First of all, freshly made peanut butter is tipped into a
In the past the peanuts would have been ground with a
pestle and mortar on a stone. But now there is a grinding mill in the village, and
Mariam's mother, Awa, pays to have the peanut butter made.
While Awa kneads the peanut butter, Mariam collects warm
water in her gourd container. The water is added to the mixture to separate some of the
oil from the peanut butter.