Munni (9 years old), searches for metal in pile of garbage on the bank of river.  Like hundreds of children thousands of women and children, she too survives on resources from Buriganga, She has three sisters and one brother. Her father died recently in a boat accident. Her mother works six days a week and earns Taka 400 /week ($7). 

Munni’s mother Sofia Begum said, “Only I know how I manage to feed my children. Often just to feed them plain rice with salt and onion, I have to borrow money from my neighbours. School? Education is not for poor people like us.”

Buriganga River. Dhaka. Bangladesh.
 (image by Shehzad Noorani)
Munni (9 years old), searches for metal in pile of garbage on the bank of river. Like hundreds of children thousands of women and children, she too survives on resources from Buriganga, She has three sisters and one brother. Her father died recently in a boat accident. Her mother works six days a week and earns Taka 400 /week ($7). Munni’s mother Sofia Begum said, “Only I know how I manage to feed my children. Often just to feed them plain rice with salt and onion, I have to borrow money from my neighbours. School? Education is not for poor people like us.” Buriganga River. Dhaka. Bangladesh.
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