Coal scavengers of Jharkhand, India

During our last trip to India, we interviewed several GHNI-India colleagues who work in villages where coal is processed.  In one of our interviews, he described how he works directly with children of one of the lowest castes. The children from the villages would steal coal from trains as they passed through their villages, putting their young lives at great risk to gain a very small sum of money.  This photo and its link reminded me of this particular interview and our work in India to help these children out of this cycle.  Though not a GHNI link per se, it portrays well the lives we work with there in Jharkhand, India. 

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2011/02/16/in-focus-coal-scavengers/2689/

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