Project #1847

Saving Children Sold Into Slavery in Ghana

by US Association for International Migration (USAIM)
Nov 29, 2010

Kwame's Story


Dear Donor,

Your continued support makes a difference in the lives of trafficked children in Ghana. It gives them hope. It helps them go to school. It gives them a chance for the future. Please find attached the story of “Kwame”.
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For as little as US$ 20 per month, you can help us rescue and rehabilitate a fishing child. Your support will help reunite these children with their families and send them to school so that they can have a promising future.
To make a donation please proceed to ‘MAKE A DONATION’ on the IOM website ( Choose “PROJECT: Trafficked Children of Ghana” and click on “Donate Now” to make donations to our project.


“Kwame”, now 15 years old, was among the 36 trafficked children rescued by IOM Ghana in 2008. He comes from one of the fishing communities in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region of Ghana. Prior to his rescue, he was working with a fisherman as a fishing boy in one of the fishing Islands along the Volta Lake.

During his rescue, it was discovered that his left eye was severely injured and needed medical attention. Before being rescued, he informed the IOM team that his injury was as a result of sand entering into the eye but later confessed during rehabilitation that he was injured as a result of diving under the water to disentangle a fishing net. While under the water, a stick pierced his left eye...

See the attached report for pictures and the rest of Kwame's story.


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Organization Information

US Association for International Migration (USAIM)

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Maria Moreno
Washington, DC United States
$106,461 raised of $225,000 goal
715 donations
$118,539 to go
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