The Black Coal Factory

The people in Bangladesh are working hard to transport the coal that arrives in large vessels through the river. They offload the cargo by hand in small baskets which they are carrying on top of their head. One by one they fill up their baskets and walk over a wooden gangplank ashore, where they pile up the coals. They work on average 12 hours a day, from sunrise to sunset. Each time they "make a walk" they receive a small token, which at the end of the day they can exchange for real money. The harder you walk, the more you earn. Its a tough job under difficult and hard circumstances.

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