The little girl in blue comes home from school everyday & immediately gets to work. With a knife bigger than her forearm she chops coconuts, green papaya & whatever else is on the menu. Already, her parents have spent the day working; her mom never stepping more than a few feet from an indoor cooking fire. The entire family participates in cooking & selling food at the factory across the street.
According to an article from Irrawaddy there are at minimum 100,000 non-registered migrant workers from Burma in Mae Sot. After crossing the river, many migrants find themselves in crowded garment factories, on dangerous manufacturing/construction sites or in laborious agricultural positions. “Many of these workers earn no more than a dollar or two a day, and reports of debt bondage, forced labor and child labor are more common here than anywhere else in the country”.
Factories are tucked behind gates. On…
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