There was no food, and the truck was packed full. We spent three days on the road.
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When we arrived in Nigeria, we were sent to Ibadan. We then went to work in the village of Awo.
We arrived at 0500 and at about 0700 were sent to the fields to work. It is very difficult there. If you are ill and can't work, you are forced or else you won't be able to eat.
Four of us worked together. I don't know how much we were paid, because the man who brought us collected all of our money from the boss.
We made mounds for the yams and cleared the fields. We used machetes to cut the branches away. I nearly cut my finger off with the machete. My hand was completely swollen after two days.
I showed the boss, and he said: "That's nothing. You are too lazy to work."
Every day we worked from 0500 until 1800. After work, we did nothing but rest for the next day. We ate mostly gari [a dough made from cassava] or cassava for dinner.
Our bosses made us sleep in the field. We constructed a shed for ourselves by putting wood into holes and covering it with roots.
We worked for 11 months. When it was time to go, our boss went and bought a bicycle for each of us and told us to ride home.
Before we left he gave us some gari to take with us. After we ran out of food, we would uproot cassava from a farm and eat it raw, like pigs.
We did this for three days. On the fourth day we got home. Sometimes we were stopped by thieves who threatened to take our bikes, so we had to hide in the bushes.
A 16-year-old Togolese girl trafficked to Niger when she was 15
My father died in June 2001; he was bitten by a snake. My mother ran away to Burkina Faso after that; she left nine of us behind.
It was a very bad situation. I lived with my older brothers.
We were just trying to get by. I was training to learn hairdressing, but my father died before the contract had been signed and paid, and so they threw me out.