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Women construction workers
* 2006-02-21 oochappan

Women construction workers

Madurai

He got a really appropriate T-shirt on, don't you think ?

His job is to shovel the earth on this plate and to lift them up to hand over to these ladies to carry inside.

Remarkable, even with this rather dirty work these ladies are always nicely dressed.

Although the female population is less then men, you see mostly women doing the hard work. The reason is not hard to understand as women have to marry as first before their brothers, so mostly very young and as such they are low schooled, often they have to help mother in the house too. Studies are considered not so important for them as they have only to serve their future husband.

Taken in a very narrow shady street in the center of the city.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO-800 Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds full exif

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Priya Shailesh22-Feb-2006 16:07
And they earn about a $ or 2 for a day.....it is a tough life !!