Sarah (15) works on the dump every day, she collects Plastic metals and Charcoal ; her parents have casual jobs ( eg cleaning ) . She left school when she was 8.
“It can be quite competitive at the dump and fights break out, recently a man head was split in a fight about the rubbish. Sometimes there is a whole period when they are fighting. I stick together with my friends Alice and Vera. Vera is my closest friend I have know her all my life. we understand each other. Its not safe here because of the health risks, I had a week when I couldn’t work because of chest pains caused by inhalation. The Children that do come often get cut. When they get hurt they get taken to the hospital by the others working here, but its tense here.