Elmina is a town situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, and the first European ( Portuguese) settlement in the West Africa. The location of Elmina made it a significant site for provisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India.
Today with a population of 33.000 people, Elmina still remains as a fishing town.
Regardless of the modern technology in the fishing industry, and especially aggressive behavior of Chinese fishermen, the people of Elmina are bravely fighting for survival and for their existence. They support themselves by creating small cooperatives, where profits are shared equally between the members of these communities. This is the kind of grassroots work, without any state aid.