The area of Diourbel in Senegal, West Africa

Diourbel is a rural area in Senegal, a country in West Africa

A map of Africa, showing Senegal

Diourbel is a farming area. The people survive mainly on what they can grow. At one time the soil here was very fertile. However, the quality of the soil has been getting poorer and poorer. This means that the people are barely growing enough to live on. Senegal is a very poor country. The government has no money to help the people in the area.

A typical house in rural Senegal

A village compound