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Friday, 15 June 2007

Collecting Cans


Day or night , hot or cold , these people work and work just to live and to have money for their families..

they collect the cans from the rubbish bans, on the ground wherever they found it..
the sell it by Kilo in senaya (the industrial area)
for one kilo = 5 dirhams to 7 dirhams
and the kilo is around 100 bottle of cans..
usually they collect between 100 to 200 every day..
its not a very good money..but with that money they can have dinner or lunch!!
for more information feel free to ask me..

5 comments:

Lori said...

Hi, I just noticed the comment you left on my blog the other day. Thanks for stopping by. Your pictures here are amazing. You are a really good photographer. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Someone in Al Ain said...

thank you for your kindly comment..

annulla said...

Poor people collect cans that way here, too. They also collect glass and plastic bottles. Sometimes they toss the items into shopping carts that they've "liberated" from a store, other times they walk along with enormous plastic bags slung over their backs.

In my neighborhood, some families discard their cans and bottles on the street in clear plastic bags, so the poor can find them without having to dig through the dirty trash.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Seriously your blog is packed with great snaps mashallah, yalla come on over now, I insist!

Humairah Irfan said...

I never knew about this... I fel people in Al Ain just don't know anything separating garbage, recycleables, etc... but is there a way help these people?
lemme know!