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   In landfills that do not cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing the materials to spontaneously combust.     The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult, for the roughly 300 people who work & live here.    

 In landfills that do not cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing the materials to spontaneously combust.

The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult, for the roughly 300 people who work & live here.

 

  "Pickers" eek out a living at the Koshe Landfill site. Each picker specializes in metal, foam or PVC pipe that they'll later resell. Most make less than $1 per day, having few other options for work.    

"Pickers" eek out a living at the Koshe Landfill site. Each picker specializes in metal, foam or PVC pipe that they'll later resell. Most make less than $1 per day, having few other options for work.

 

  Tesfaye Belayne, 80 years old, was a soldier for the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu. After the leader fled the country on charges of genocide, the army went without work.    Tesfaye ended up here, making roughly 10 Birr a day (less than 50 cents usd) collecting foam, which allows him to purchase a single meal each day. Pictured here in his home,  made inside of an upside down garbage dumpster.

Tesfaye Belayne, 80 years old, was a soldier for the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu. After the leader fled the country on charges of genocide, the army went without work.

Tesfaye ended up here, making roughly 10 Birr a day (less than 50 cents usd) collecting foam, which allows him to purchase a single meal each day. Pictured here in his home,  made inside of an upside down garbage dumpster.

  Tesfaye Belayne's-- an 80 year old ex-soldier-- makes his home in a over turned metal garbage dumpster    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tesfaye Belayne's-- an 80 year old ex-soldier-- makes his home in a over turned metal garbage dumpster

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing rubbish to spontaneously combust. 

In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing rubbish to spontaneously combust. 

 Roughly 40% of pickers are women, who often work with the more exacting materials like metal.  Astrid is a mother of 3

Roughly 40% of pickers are women, who often work with the more exacting materials like metal.

Astrid is a mother of 3

 A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board strapped to her back

A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board strapped to her back

 One of many makeshift homes

One of many makeshift homes

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 Roughly 40% of the pickers are women, with most foraging for metals, which requires a more meticulous hand. The women sift through piles of burning rubbish for tiny pieces of metal that they'll later sell for less than $1 usd   

Roughly 40% of the pickers are women, with most foraging for metals, which requires a more meticulous hand. The women sift through piles of burning rubbish for tiny pieces of metal that they'll later sell for less than $1 usd

 

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  In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates an abundance of heat allowing the materials in the landfill to spontaneously combust. The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult.   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates an abundance of heat allowing the materials in the landfill to spontaneously combust. The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 Goat Skull

Goat Skull

  In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat which causes material in the landfills to spontaneously combust. There are constant plumes of smoke which make breathing difficult for   its residents   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat which causes material in the landfills to spontaneously combust. There are constant plumes of smoke which make breathing difficult for its residents

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 Western nations often sell E-waste to developing countries in Africa, China & India.

Western nations often sell E-waste to developing countries in Africa, China & India.

 A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board , strapped to her back

A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board , strapped to her back

  Refuse can be seen floating about the landfill site , along with smoke from the constantly burning fires    

Refuse can be seen floating about the landfill site , along with smoke from the constantly burning fires

 

KosheDUmpwrite2.jpg
   In landfills that do not cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing the materials to spontaneously combust.     The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult, for the roughly 300 people who work & live here.    
  "Pickers" eek out a living at the Koshe Landfill site. Each picker specializes in metal, foam or PVC pipe that they'll later resell. Most make less than $1 per day, having few other options for work.    
  Tesfaye Belayne, 80 years old, was a soldier for the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu. After the leader fled the country on charges of genocide, the army went without work.    Tesfaye ended up here, making roughly 10 Birr a day (less than 50 cents usd) collecting foam, which allows him to purchase a single meal each day. Pictured here in his home,  made inside of an upside down garbage dumpster.
  Tesfaye Belayne's-- an 80 year old ex-soldier-- makes his home in a over turned metal garbage dumpster    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing rubbish to spontaneously combust. 
 Roughly 40% of pickers are women, who often work with the more exacting materials like metal.  Astrid is a mother of 3
 A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board strapped to her back
 One of many makeshift homes
GarbageDumpIMG_4446R.jpg
 Roughly 40% of the pickers are women, with most foraging for metals, which requires a more meticulous hand. The women sift through piles of burning rubbish for tiny pieces of metal that they'll later sell for less than $1 usd   
GarbageDumpIMG_4554R.jpg
  In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates an abundance of heat allowing the materials in the landfill to spontaneously combust. The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult.   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 Goat Skull
  In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat which causes material in the landfills to spontaneously combust. There are constant plumes of smoke which make breathing difficult for   its residents   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 Western nations often sell E-waste to developing countries in Africa, China & India.
 A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board , strapped to her back
  Refuse can be seen floating about the landfill site , along with smoke from the constantly burning fires    

 In landfills that do not cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing the materials to spontaneously combust.

The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult, for the roughly 300 people who work & live here.

 

"Pickers" eek out a living at the Koshe Landfill site. Each picker specializes in metal, foam or PVC pipe that they'll later resell. Most make less than $1 per day, having few other options for work.

 

Tesfaye Belayne, 80 years old, was a soldier for the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu. After the leader fled the country on charges of genocide, the army went without work.

Tesfaye ended up here, making roughly 10 Birr a day (less than 50 cents usd) collecting foam, which allows him to purchase a single meal each day. Pictured here in his home,  made inside of an upside down garbage dumpster.

Tesfaye Belayne's-- an 80 year old ex-soldier-- makes his home in a over turned metal garbage dumpster

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat causing rubbish to spontaneously combust. 

Roughly 40% of pickers are women, who often work with the more exacting materials like metal.

Astrid is a mother of 3

A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board strapped to her back

One of many makeshift homes

Roughly 40% of the pickers are women, with most foraging for metals, which requires a more meticulous hand. The women sift through piles of burning rubbish for tiny pieces of metal that they'll later sell for less than $1 usd

 

In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates an abundance of heat allowing the materials in the landfill to spontaneously combust. The constant plumes of smoke make breathing difficult.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Goat Skull

In landfills that don't cover their waste, biological decomposition creates substantial heat which causes material in the landfills to spontaneously combust. There are constant plumes of smoke which make breathing difficult for its residents

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Western nations often sell E-waste to developing countries in Africa, China & India.

A female picker searches for pieces of wood to sell. She carries her bounty on a makeshift board , strapped to her back

Refuse can be seen floating about the landfill site , along with smoke from the constantly burning fires

 

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