DOUALA, Cameroon

In a workshop in the Cameroonian economic capital, Anadolu Agency met artisans of all ages who say they are desperate because they are not making a living from their profession.

Located on a curb in Nkolmitang, a district of Douala, their workspace is narrow, dilapidated and insalubrious. But 17 Cameroonian men meet from morning to evening everyday for common or individual tasks. They share the costs of workshop rental and maintenance.

From the entrance it is possible to hear the sounds of smoothing machines and other utensils.

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