Wedged in an escarpment of the volcano that hangs over them, the fishermen of Monte Trigo, a small village in Cape Verde, only have the sea as their horizon. There is no road, no other resource either between these steep and arid ridges.
This village, Africa’s most westerly, (...)
Launched in Bangladesh in 1983 by the Grammen Bank, microcredit operates on the principle of granting small loans that are paid back over the short term to people who have no access to standard banking systems. Today there are an estimated 60 million microcredit clients. Microcredit is an effective (...)
These are the zama zama, young or older experienced miners who, every week, try by their own means to strike it lucky in the South African gold mines. Coming from South Africa or Mozambique, they work and sleep in this oppressive universe. The duration of their stay is sometimes several consecutive (...)
Every week, the Zama Zama, illegal artisanal miners, set out to sneak into the goldfields in an ongoing arm-wrestle with the official goldmines.
Text by Alexandra Rey Doudou, Zigla Koulpélé, Koïrézéna, Boala... A French association, TDS – for Tourisme et Développement Solidaires (“Solidarity tourism and development,” came up with the idea of organizing “Fair trade” tours in Burkina Faso. The concept is built around one key (...)