Eric Baka – Dog Walker/Pet Sitter/Delivery Person/Driver

Eric Baka has served as my dog walker and pet sitter for the past three years.  He is comfortable with large animals and ensures they receive the care and exercise they need.  In addition, Eric is available to assist with deliveries on his motorbike or can serve as your driver using your own vehicle.  Eric is available to assist you now.  If you are interested in hiring him, he can be contacted at +221-764 744 484.

Driver for hire: Full or part-time

I have employed Urbain Thiaw since September 2020 as a COVID contingency, but no longer need his services.  I am sad to let him go because he is not only an exceptional driver, but an incredible human being.  He is unfailingly punctual, helpful, and kind.  You can contact Urbain directly at +77 5572778.  You may also contact me (Kitty) for more information at +77 4145185 (mobile and WhatsApp).

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MOUSSA – Driver

Moussa Sow worked as a driver our family from August 2017 to December 2020.  During our time together, we have been impressed with his skills and dedication.

Moussa is an excellent driver.  He has shown patience and restraint in the face of frustrating situations, and consistently prioritises safety.  At the same time, Moussa is not a shy driver and understand the need to claim the space in Dakar’s dynamic traffic.  He is familiar with the backroads and alternative routings. During our time together, he has never had an accident. 

Moussa takes excellent care of our car.  He reminds us when oil changes are necessary and washes it with professional detail.

Moussa is amazing with our kids (he has a grandfather-like rapport with them and love telling him about their day). We trust Moussa with them and he often drops them off and picks them up from school and other activities.

Moussa is punctual, honest and reliable and often available to work overtime.  He also speaks and understands English well and has been an improvised tour guide for visiting family!

In addition to his driving responsibilities, he is also a loving caregiver to our Labrador dog.  He walks her every day and takes her to the veterinarian for medical care when needed.  

We are available to answer questions at sophmatca@yahoo.ca (Whatsapp +1-343-777-3476) or matthieukimmell@hotmail.com (Whatsapp +1-613-255-3690).

Moussa can be reached at 77 700 2362.

Matthieu Kimmell

Part-time Gardener/Driver available

Alioune Sane is very hard working and extremely honest and punctual.  He works for me only part time, three half days a week, ensuring our garden/patio is clean and green. He worked for other American families who have all left, taking care of their gardens, growing vegetables from seeds, and coming up with new ideas to make their usually small spaces nice.

He washes the car, does errands, and anything else that may be needed. He takes English classes at the British Council, and knows the majority of the guards and workers from the Embassy. He was a driver for a UN family, and drove errands for another US family. 

He is a go to/ do everything guy, and a great addition to any household staff. 

Alioune can be reached at : 77.459.0846 or 76.652.2310

REFERENCES:
Xavier Preciado – xavpreciado@gmail.com
Ima Essien Jones – imaej1s@gmail.com

Driver Available

Souleymane:

If you’re looking for a safe, reliable driver – look no further! Souleymane is a fantastic driver who takes great pride in his work. He is confident and manages himself well on the roads of Dakar (and beyond!). He is always on time, has never missed a day of work and is pleasant to work with. Our kids love him! He fit perfectly into our household and was a pleasure to work with. He is always on top of their school schedules and after-school activities and will always call if he has questions. He’s often brought us to/from the airport and has always been available for after-hours trips when needed. He also ran errands for us, including getting groceries.He keeps our car in good condition and, with his training in basic auto mechanics, he has been able to fix small issues for us and supervise work done by other mechanics when needed. He is a meticulous record keeper who we trust him completely. You can contact Souleymane directly at: WhatsApp: 77 537 7547 or me for more information: WhatsApp 77 381 0331.

Highly recommended driver available

Mr. Boubacar Diallo is a reliable and diligent driver looking for a new job as of 1 July. He worked with us for a year and we are looking for another job for him since we’ll be leaving Dakar this month. We highly recommend him. He has previously worked as a driver for expats and as driver and office clerk for the US State Department (2010-2013) where he was driver for the project director, operated a shuttle, maintained vehicles, supervised contractor driver and served as back-up for the admin assistant. In addition to driving us and the children, he has frequently handled a range of issues around the house, including repairs, getting groceries, paying bills, etc. He is fluent in English and French and is a pleasure to work with. He can be contacted on + 221-775710464

Nanny, Housekeeper and Driver Available Immediately

 

Nanny available immediately – Diane Bakouyosso

Diane has worked for our family as a nanny and housekeeper for four years. Previously, she worked for several foreign families including some US Embassy.

We have trusted Diane completely with our three children, including her living-in with them when both my husband and I had to travel outside Dakar at the same time.  She is a role model for children and is involved with them, making them smile. Diane is honest, loyal, kind, responsible and reliable. She always helped us when we needed out-of-hours babysitting (evenings and weekends).

Diane demonstrates initiative in solving problems at home. She works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also highly appreciated by the nanny community at ISD.

We are leaving Dakar and Diane is looking for work as a nanny with a new family.

You can contact Diane at 775580162 and I will be glad to be contacted to give a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com

 

Housekeeper / nanny / cook available immediately – Alice Adahou

Alice has worked for our family as a nanny and housekeeper for four years. Previously, she worked for several foreign families including some US Embassy.

We have trusted Alice completely with our three children, including her living-in with them when both my husband and I had to travel outside Dakar at the same time.  She is a role model for children and is involved with them, making them smile. Alice is honest, loyal, kind, responsible and reliable. She always helped us when we needed out-of-hours babysitting (evenings and weekends).

Alice is an excellent cook! She works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also highly appreciated by the nanny community at ISD.

We are leaving Dakar and Alice is looking for work as a nanny and/or housekeeper and/or cook with a new family.

You can contact Alice at 776653921 and I will be glad to be contacted to give a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com.

 

Driver available immediately – Mamadou Mané

Mamadou has worked for our family for four and a half years as a driver. Previously, he worked for a number of families and foreign companies.

Mamadou is polite, reliable and manages his time well. He also ensures that passengers wear seat belts. Mamadou also helped us to find unusual places around Dakar!

Mamadou is honest and loyal and always agrees to help outside normal working hours.

Mamadou works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also appreciated by the ISD driver community.

You can contact Mamadou at: 774286378 and I will be glad to be contacted for a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com.