Nawab Ali (12 years old) carries buckets full of glue manufactured from waste leather and hides, while Jabar (14 years old) fills other buckets standing inside a glue tank in the background. 

Nawab Ali came to Dhaka about one year ago from a village in Rangpur district in the north of Bangladesh. He first worked in a dry fish-processing factory, but quit because of poor pay and bad smell. This job where he help make glue from waste leather product, is not much better, but he gets about Taka 60/day (about 85 US cents) for his 13 hour long day. His parents work as day labourer for similar amount, but only when there is work.

Hazaribagh, a major industrial area for processing hides in the middle a crowded residential neighbour of Dhaka. Bangladesh. (image by Shehzad Noorani)
Nawab Ali (12 years old) carries buckets full of glue manufactured from waste leather and hides, while Jabar (14 years old) fills other buckets standing inside a glue tank in the background. Nawab Ali came to Dhaka about one year ago from a village in Rangpur district in the north of Bangladesh. He first worked in a dry fish-processing factory, but quit because of poor pay and bad smell. This job where he help make glue from waste leather product, is not much better, but he gets about Taka 60/day (about 85 US cents) for his 13 hour long day. His parents work as day labourer for similar amount, but only when there is work. Hazaribagh, a major industrial area for processing hides in the middle a crowded residential neighbour of Dhaka. Bangladesh.
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