Thursday, September 24, 2009

You think your job is tough?

You think you have a labor intensive job?

This was the view from our hotel window in Mandalay. Construction began each morning around 6 am and continued non-stop until the late afternoon.
Women carried mixed cement, in woks, on their heads, up ladders, to be poured into forms.
Your heart really went out to these hard workers.

There were plenty of men on the work site but the women did all the cement hauling.
It's a sight that's common in Africa as well with women going out early in the mornings to gather branches and other things to burn. It's all bundled-up and carried in a massive pile on their shoulders.

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