west africa

Is 'Sou-Sou' for You? Africa's Clever Savings Pool Scheme

Have you ever dreamed about winning the lottery, or having a windfall appear in your bank account? Well, a new scheme called a "sou-sou" promises to make you a "winner" not just once, but over and over. It may be unfamiliar here, the idea's pretty old hat in West Africa. Here's how it works: