The story of Makoko fishing community

Makoko, a coastal fishing community in Lagos, Nigeria, was reportedly  established by fishermen in the 19th century.

It is considered the world’s largest “floating slum”.

There are conflicting figures about its population but it is home to about a million inhabitants living in poor and informal housing built on the Lagos Lagoon.

The main economic activities are fishing, sand dredging and salt making. Men in Makoko are mostly fishers. Some women also fish; others trade fresh or smoked fish or process other people’s catches.

The incentives distributed in Makoko by the government (such as fishing nets and powered engines) go mostly to the men.

Read more about this interesting story – https://theconversation.com/women-fishers-in-makoko-lagoss-floating-slum-are-struggling-as-breadwinners-education-and-funding-would-make-a-difference-218096

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