Migration to the mining regions of Tanzania
indebted for an indefinite period
The young people often do not know what to expect before their journey. For example, a 17-year-old woman who was interviewed in a study by terre des hommes schweiz: "A woman who sold clothes in our village made friends with my mother. She promised to help me find a job in Shinyanga, where there are diamond mines. She bought me the bus ticket. I wouldn't have to pay it back until I made money." The young woman never found out how much the ticket cost. She now works as a waitress in a bar, paying off debts monthly. She doesn't know for how much longer.
Would you like to delve deeper into this topic? We recommend the article in our in-house newspaper (see PDF on page three) or the study on the migration of young people in the mining regions of Tanzania, which was commissioned by us. (see PDF at the bottom).