Mama, 26, sits at the Troxovi shrine during her initiation as a fiashidi. Her family bows to the priest and presents the required gifts which they have spent years saving for Mama to have. Despite pressure from her family, Mama decides not to live in the shrine and returns home to Togo. The priest and families take care of the fiashidis financially. In return, the fiashidi help lead people to prayer and assist the priest. Opponents of the practice claim that the women are coerced into sex with the priest and forced to stay at the shrine against their will.