“There are no slaves in my village any more. I did see there were slaves in a village near ours, and I felt really bad.”
Descent-based slavery (where a person is born into slavery and a whole family is owned by a ‘master’, who may sell or give away members of the family) is still practiced in parts of Niger. Adamou’s family were trapped in this form of slavery until they escaped to a village founded by Anti-Slavery International. As a result of this project, Adamou is now able to go to school.