Cursed for appearing in a dream. Or by a jealous neighbour whose cow suddenly died. Elderly women of the Kpatinga witch camp. Excommunicated and accused of being a witch or possesing witchcraft they were forced to abandon their family and village life. Having to live the remainder of their life in a spartan hut with no running water, electricity or loved ones. They can’t leave the camp without permission. This is to protect them as well from the local villages that surround these camps.
For water they have to walk daily up to three miles to get to the Dako river. Struggling back uphill with heavy pots of water. They survive by collecting firewood and sometimes working for very little in nearby farms. It’s a hard life. But a life they are prepared to endure as long as they are safe.