The following is from the video description.
In the middle of Africa there lies a remote and little known country called the Central African Republic, or CAR. Not only is CAR one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world with the world’s joint lowest life expectancy, but for the past nine months it has been embroiled in a conflict and state of lawlessness described by many news outlets and commentators as “the worst crisis you’ve never heard of”. On 5 December the United Nations issued a mandate to restore order in CAR “by all necessary means” following a surge of violence in which 394 people were killed in the capital Bangui in just three days of fighting. And many of these people were children.
This is deplorable on several levels.
- The employment of non-sustainable fishing practices destroys the ecosystem
- Invading the waters of another country and depleting their supply of fish takes food and money away from the citizens of said country.
The greedy individuals responsible for the depletion of the fish in West African waters and the suffering of the people who depend on said fish are nothing short of thieves and poachers.
Be aware of where your fish is coming from. It is best to purchase fish harvested with sustainable fishing practices.
Romeo lives in Savalou, Benin. He makes shirts for the Novi Africa project.
For more about the project, click the link. They also have a Facebook page here.
Hi, I’m Seth. I believe in this project because they are helping people living in West Africa achieve self-sufficiency through education and training. Their solar energy project is helping to provide homes with clean solar energy for lighting rather than hazardous kerosene.
Every little bit helps. Please take a moment to check it out. Thanks!