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Life in Hekpe

 

The village has neither electricity nor piped water. Lighting is effected with paraffin lamps and cooking is made on a wood fire. Local women draw the water and fetch it from a pump located approximately 400 meters far from the village. They carry it in open round pots on their heads, as they do with all loads (wood, foodstuffs etc.). One of the most significant persons in the community is the Woman-Administrator of the water. Transportation of the water is carried out at dawn. Women wake up at 4a.m. at daybreak and carry the water before getting their children ready for school and their husbands for the fields.

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Women in Togo

 

In the main fish market in the port of Lomé, it is mostly women who are selling, and buying, the daily catch of sardines, mackerel, herring, and sometimes grey whales, which the fishermen bring back in their ‘pirogues’, the typical local boats. Since formal employment is dominated by men, and the illiteracy rate amongst women in Togo is 53%, women are often working in the informal economy, and are always present in markets selling whatever they can in order to survive and feed their families. Although the condition of women has improved since the early 2000s, progress faces the difficulties of traditional customs and mentalities, and of poverty.

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