These children were confined to a voodoo convent. These are their stories
Updated 1056 GMT (1856 HKT) June 2, 2016
(CNN)In Benin, when children fall sick, their parents often turn to voodoo. The West African nation is, after all, its spiritual home. Officially a state religion since 1996, Voodooism is practiced by 17% of the population, with many outside of the religion professing a cultural link to some of its rituals.