Fisher women Liberia
During the dry season when the water level is low, the rural women in Liberia gather together to fish in creeks and ponds.
They walk in a group through the forest with their hand made fishing nets.
After reaching the creek, they line up their handmade nets and wade towards them using their hands underwater to scare the fish into the nets.
The work requires a lot of patience, understanding, cooperation, and support for one another. It is truly amazing to see the unity among them.
Women with homemade nets walk to the swamp near Tubmanburg in Liberia. Women walk to the creek in Gbarpolu County, Liberia.
They all carried their hand made fishing nets in
small tear shape baskets on their backs and wrap bags. The women began getting ready, forthcoming the fishing nets and forming small groups
to enter the swamp near Tubmanburg in Liberia.
Women enter the swamp. They moved quietly and efficiently while giving directions to each other through facial expressions. Women wade their nets to catch the fish. Women line up their nets around the roots of a large tree as one of them is searching underwater
using her hands to catch the fish.
They worked in unity, lined up their nets then waded in the water using their hands
underwater to catch the fish. They delved into each part of the creek,
especially under the roots of large trees and
rocks where the fish more likely could be found.
A woman walks in high water carrying a net to fish in a swamp near Tubmanburg in Liberia. A woman walks in high water carrying a net to fish in a swamp near Tubmanburg in Liberia. Woman wades her net to catch the fish. Woman wades her net to catch the fish. Woman wades her net to catch the fish. Woman wades her net to catch the fish.
Their collaborative work makes for a very productive, harmonious group
which brings about a vibrant energy of their accomplishment.