Mangroves growing in the swamp by the Atlantic Ocean

Aberdeen is a small community on the Essequibo Coast bordered by Columbia and Three Friends villages, the Atlantic Ocean and rice fields. It has a population of more than 200 residents.

The economic activities are mainly farming and livestock rearing; there is a handful of taxi drivers, teachers and nurses living in the village.

Down the road that led into the backdam I spotted men and their cattle; one man was trying to stay in control of a bull, grasping the rope with every last bit of strength while being half-dragged by the unwilling animal. There are a few houses near the rice fields and Taijwattie Narine and her three children live in one of them…..

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