Dharamdeo Singh’s callaloo patch

L’Esperance is a farming community situated between Noitgadacht and Sans Souci along the Number One Canal Polder road. Today, with many of its early villagers having migrated or died, the village has no more than 50 residents with a third of its houses being unoccupied.

The name L’Esperance is of French origin and loosely translates to ‘hope’.

Sugarcane plants grow along the road at different parts of the village. Flowers reach beyond the fences brightening the area. Outside one house several fruits: soursop, bananas and pineapples were piled up awaiting a customer arriving from Rosignol, Berbice…..

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