Tags / Yako
The women of the surrounding villages come by to collect the potable groundwater as the miners switch on the pump.
Children have to work in the artisanal gold mines of Bouda in order to support their families, despite the fact that child labour is illegal in Burkina Faso.
A steep and unsupported mine shaft with a depth of about ten meters.
A woman carries excavated soil from a mine shaft on her head.
Miners pull out bags of soil out of one of the deeper shafts.
A young miner wears an improvised headlamp after coming out of a mine shaft near Bouda.
A group of workers takes a break under a tarp
A group of women washes their clothes and also pans for gold.
A miner squats in front of a generator which is used to pump water out of the deeper mine shafts.
A boy sells little plastic bags containing water to the workers in the vicinity.
A small hut that is used by the workers to stow away tools and clothes.