LONG TERM PROJECT:
Good news – 12 June 2016 – This roadside community has extended their income, apart from its beer hall, prostitution and roadside stalls, it now collects compress cans for recycling to sell at a scrap-metal dealer across the road.
More good news – 12 June 2016 – After many years of using the area around the shacks, and the pedestrian bridge crossing the railway, as a toilet the community now boast with a single toilet in an open area next to railway.
©2016 hein waschefort
Shadow Children: Life and Strife: 2016
All photos and story by Hein Waschefort 2016
The contrast– 12 June 2016 – Metal cans have now got a financial value and will be collected. However, pollution is rife on the doorstep of this community. Rubbish piles up within meters of the make-shift houses with an unbearable stench.
The bathroom– 12 June 2016 – On a cold winter morning children will bath outside, under the pedestrian bridge, in a plastic tub with cold water.
All is not well – 12 June 2016 – As much as things seem to change, much is still the same. There are still destitute lonely ‘shadow’ children lost in this small world.