Photographer's Note

She is going to collect her wages for the day's work. She is carrying a sack of recyclable rubbish, which she has laboriously collected in the streets of Ahmedabad. The women will carry anything upto 25 kilos... Many of the women will pay 10 rupees to send it back to their homes on a pedal rickshaw and get a bus home. This will cost them 13rupees (10 for the rickshaw, 3 for the bus back home). Others will carry it back on their heads..their homes are 3km away from the collecting areas. Each woman will earn 50-70rupees per day...this is less than 1.00. This income will generally stretch to support entire families of 4-6+.

Project: Underexposed - Lights in Dark Spaces

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