Bangladesh: Born To Work by GB Akash

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Twelve year old Kamal stands in front of a hydraulic digger on the Kajla rubbish dump where he is a professional scavenger.  He has never been to school, but earns his money by selling waste paper and plastic bags which he finds amongst the rubbish.  It is one of three landfill sites in this city of twelve million people.   Around 5,000 tonnes of garbage are dumped here each day and over a thousand people work among the rubbish, sorting through the waste and collecting items to sell to retailers for recycling.