We follow child scrap collectors.

October 30, 2009

Children in Laos, earning money and risking their lives collecting scrap metal.

In impoverished villages children and teens often turn to scrap collecting as a way to contribute to family finances.  On good days children can earn wages equal to adult laborers.  On bad days, they get killed when they mishandle bombs and other dangerous objects.

WHWV produced this video in order to expose the realities of this dangerous trade.

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