Teen earns Rs 100 for carrying 1000 bricks
August 9, 2012 | Duration: 2 min, 55 sec
On most days, Ashwini, a 15-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh's Nalgonda district, lifts bricks after school. Every weekend, and on many weekdays too, Ashwini becomes a labourer at a brick-kiln because she has to support her disabled mother. The frail girl, hardly 30 kg in weight, carries as many bricks as the length of her hands will allow her to load on her head. Transporting a thousand bricks this way fetches her Rs 100 at the end of a whole day at work.