STORYTELLING & PORTRAITS
Ghanaian children at the Volta Lake. 2019 - 2020
Lake Volta in Ghana, is home to thousands of child slaves. Children as young as five years old are sold to human traffickers. Fisherman paying very little money (cost of a cow) to traffickers and then turn children into slaves. They are beaten and abused, most of them eating once a day only, and working 7 days a week for 10-12 hours from very early in the morning.
Sometimes, parents are unable to provide for their children and in an effort to provide them with a better future, parents send their children to live with extended family relations or place them in the care of adults in nearby communities to learn a trade for a small amount of money.
Unfortunately for many of the children who live in and around agricultural hubs like the Volta Lake they often end up as victims of child labor.
Children preparing the net for fishing at the lake.
Young workers at 5am at the lake .
Road to one of the fisherman village at the Volta Lake.
Fisherman in Kete-Krachi, Volta Lake.
A young boy sleeping in the boat.
Fisherman boat at the Volta lake.
Young boy at the his master boat.
Shops and houses under the high level of water.