Naguin hail, 56 years, smoking a shisha in Abu cafe in Muqattam, coptic neighborhood trash recycling in Cairo. He was working till 2002 as garbage collecter , now retired. .The Zabbaleen are a minority religious community of Coptic Christians who have served as Cairo's informal garbage collectors for approximately the past 70 to 80 years. Zabbaleen means "Garbage people" in Egyptian Arabic.. There are over forty thousand people living there. They include more than 17,000 garbage collectors or zabbaleen, who live in dusty squatter settlements of teeming, narrow dirt lanes. There they sort and recycle the garbage produced by Cairo's burgeoning population. .