Wielber Tribe 1 Suoma 2012

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The Wielber people are believed to have hailed from Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. With varied backgrounds, the Wielber are located around the boundaries of Upper West Region and Northern Region of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. The Wielber are closely related to the Brifos.

Agriculture is their mainstream economic activity with emphasis on food cropping, piggery, and poultry rearing. Pottery and basket weaving are other economic ventures they engage in, especially the women. While official currency exist in the tribe (Souma is their traditional currency), barter system of trade as well as the use of cowries for customary and business activities is common practices among the Wielber.

The people of Wielber are hard-working yet they lack a lot of basics in life. They are being confronted by issues like child labor, teenage marriages, high school drop outs – especially among girls –, a rampant rural-urban drift among boys, violations of women rights, and limited access to health and educational facilities. Most of these drawbacks have customary undertones. For instance, girls are married out for cattle, and women are much seen and treated as estates than human beings.

Additional product information

Year 2,012
Material Copper-Nickel
Condition UNC
Denomination 1 Suoma
Mintage 1000
Diámeter (mm) 30mm

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