Kenya - Eldoret Dump – Living and Working in Poverty
A woman collects rubbish for recycling at the dump; plastic, clothes, charcoal, metal even food for humans and livestock are all reclaimed for cash or personal use .
Making a living from the local dumps in Eldoret is no easy job; disease, injury, substance abuse and even the threat of violence is an everyday reality for the people who live and work here. The average wage is around $1.5 a day. These pictures were taken with the help of charity Mary’s Meals who are hoping to break the cycle of poverty by providing free school meals.