- via The Boston Globe
In Guatemala City, a place called “The Mine” can deliver both a means of survival and a grisly death. Every day, dozens of residents salvage a living by scouring the massive dump for scrap metal. Facing the threat of mudslides, collapses, and disease, they can potentially earn twice the daily minimum wage. Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd documented their efforts.
In the photo you see, Dora (30) and Irma (29) carry sacks of metal they collected after working all night.
Read more at The Boston Globe.