In Marandallah, a village 500 kilometers from the capital Abidjan, in the northern interior of the Ivory Coast, home to about 2,500 inhabitants and at about eight hours by car from the sea. This majority Muslim population, although living in a village far from the sea and with many difficulties of transport, eat at least once a week fried fish that arrives from the capital and fresh fish caught in the river from town of Bouaké two hours away.
Timité Mariam, a street vendor of "Macharan" tries do sell a river fish bought in the inner city of Bouaké. Each fish costs 1150 XOF costs (? 1.80 each), in Ivory Coast.