Just Another Day in the Brickyard

Did you ever wake up and think your life sucks? Think again. How would you like to spend daylight til dark hauling 50 pounds of bricks on your head? Brutal labor in the brickyards of the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. An uncommon sight in the modern western world, adults and children struggle daily to earn a meager living. Bricks are made by hand, carried to underground kilns by hand and stacked by the tens of thousands to be fired by hot coal. A process that takes weeks. After the bricks cool, they are carried on the heads of workers and loaded onto waiting trucks to be delivered to building sites all over the Valley of Kathmandu.