April 20th, 2012 | brainjuice
- The Pickers of Dandora – By Micah Albert | Foreign Policy
"East Africa's most populous city, Nairobi, is a booming metropolis, regional headquarters to major international corporations like Coca-Cola and Google, and filled with upwardly mobile urban dwellers. And all the trash they produce has to go somewhere. It ends up in Dandora, the city's only municiple dumpsite, where thousands of workers — men, women, and children — pick through refuse daily, looking for food and recyclable scraps to sell. It's a hard, toxic life — but it's also the only job available…"
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