Kenya - Stone Cutters Of Likoni (21 images)

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In Likoni, Kenya men with picks toil all day in the hot sun to cut bricks for construction from a quarry. On a good day, they can cut 30 stones in six hours of chiseling rock and breathing white dust. Paid 10 schillings per brick, they may earn 300 schillings a day, or $3.75. Some men were local, others told me they traveled from 2,000 km away -- it was the only work they could find to feed their families. I was warned not to go to the quarry,especially not alone. The labyrinth of rock...
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