One of Burkina Faso's natural resources is gold. With most of the contracts with the multinational contractors the government receives 10% of profits, or less. Artisanal gold miners sift or mine the back dirt from exhausted industrial mines that contain minute flakes of gold too small for the mining machines to detect. The miners I came across did not make much money but confirmed they were able to support their extended families and send at least 1 child to school.

Most of the photos here are from Dohoun, near Houndé.


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