This young girl was carrying kasava which would probably be used to make "fufu". a Ghanaian staple. It would be grounded with a large heavy mallet and made into a paste, then shaped into an oval, and eventually dipped in a sauce or "soup". Since this photo was taken near a market, the girl had either just bought them or was going to sell them. The location is Elmina, the sight of Elmina Slave Castle, now a World Heritage Site. We were in Elmina as a part of our service as volunteers with ProLink, an NGO working on HIV/AIDS prention programs.
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