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A family from Niger

​Under a tin roof, hiding from the heat, a group of workers was waiting for Sherriff's truck to arrive. It was a family of around 80 people. Originally they were goat farmers from Niger. Every year, they got a visa to work in the Ghanaian waste business for three months.

 

With the money earned with recycling waste in Ghana, they were able to sustain their farms in Niger. In this way, the waste industry provides opportunities for Ghanaians, but also for migrants like this family. If you work hard, you earn twice as much as most informal jobs in the country. However, you have to be capable of doing the hard work.

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