IOM provides alternatives to child trafficking in Ghana's Volta Region

In an effort to stop child trafficking in the Volta Region of Ghana, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently provided business assistance to fishermen.

Typically, fishermen in this region use trafficked children to help them fish. Consequently, in addition to providing funding, IOM representatives showed 12 fishermen, who agreed to release trafficked children, how they could earn additional income producing cash crops or working in animal husbandry instead.

IOM officials have also urged fishermen to form community cooperatives and open bank accounts.

Follow-up visits will eventually be conducted to offer further advice about business and money management. Global Grandparenting and USAIM also funded the project.

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