L-R, Aramla Salim, Fatima Shene and Kartouma Abdullahi are reduced in these times of food shortages, to dig dig up ant nests underneath the ground to rescue the grain taken by them known as ‘Fonio”. The grain is then sifted from the sand and used to help feed their families. Labado village, Guera province.
‘I can’t close my eyes and sleep at night because I cannot find anything to eat. It is a difficult situation for a mother. I have to go out every morning to find some food for the children.’ says Aramala