Luka Eliamu (23) is married with one child. He sits at the table in his house next to a copy of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', which he reads every day. Luka hopes to stop farming in the next few years in order to start a grocery in the nearby market town of Kasiya.
The village of Dickson contains 55 households and some 300 inhabitants. In 2005 photographer Jan Banning and writer Dick Wittenburg spent two extended stays in the village interviewing its people and photographing them in their homes as part of a project on poverty. They returned to Dickson in 2015 to see how the villagers had fared in the intervening years which had seen the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.