Chronic poverty, lack of education, and the threat of armed violence are just some of the dangers that the community of Prison Waterfront in Port Harcourt have to face every day.
At the same time, they live with little or no access to public services such as sewage systems and clean drinking water. The nearby waterways, which would normally offer a solution to the lack of public services, are plagued with trash, human waste, and oil slick from illegally tapped pipelines.
From an external standpoint, life in Prison Waterfront appears to be extremely difficult. But there are moments of happiness, love, laughter, and good friendship that are not always apparent. This is why we asked the residents in the community to share their stories with us. We gave two dozen disposable cameras to young people with a hope of getting a glimpse into their daily lives.