Bangladesh Levy Builders
In Satkhira, Bangladesh a three-kilometer long levy is being built to hold back water that surges during the rainy season. Hundreds of workers from nearby villages gather each morning to work. They toil in the scorching sun digging and hauling thousands of baskets of sticky, grey clay. Each basket can weigh up to 120 pounds. The work crews are paid each day based on the amount of levy they get built. On average, workers will earn the equivalent of US $2.