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Like many fishing communities in Africa, life in Teshie - situated near the Ghanaian capital of Accra - is dominated by poverty. Catches have declined over the past years and food prices have gone up.
In addition, the fishermen of Teshie are limited to fishing in shallower waters with their colourful, wooden barges - as they do not have access to stronger boats with which they could boost their income.
The pictures show life in this fascinating community, where fish is dried on the sand, and nets are repaired by hand. The photographs were taken late last year during a international conference on the effectiveness of development aid. This 5-day gathering revolved around, among other things, the Millennium Development Goals - including eradication of poverty. Te question is: will the decisions made during this meeting actually have a positive impact on the lives of these people?