Quarry_3picsWe visited a quarry in Gulu yesterday. Nothing should surprise me anymore but this place did. All labour is done completely by hand! The workers burn fires on top of the hard rock to soften it slightly, before smashing it up by hand. The women and children then manually smash up the larger rocks into smaller rocks and sort into piles for selling. Hours of pain-staking hard work in the hot sun. One jerry can full of small rocks (which I can’t imagine how many hours labour went into) is sold for about 35 pence or 55 cents.

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