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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Poverty

There is so much poverty that children from different households spend all day following harvesters around, after the harvest they go through the field collecting stalks of wheat which might have fallen from the harvester, in all probability they would collect less then a KG of wheat each a day through the 10-15 days of harvest, but they keep at it to feed themselves at night.

15 comments:

kenziekylanmom said...

That's so sad. We are so blessed here in USA and most don't even realize what true poverty is.

Lessie said...

Your commentary reminds me of a Proverb, cursing the land owner who cleans his fields so closely that the poor have nothing. Thanks for this sobering picture.

Benjamin Madison said...

These village/farm photos are very interesting, especially with your comments and explanations.

Kelly said...

This is very sad. We take so much for granted. A very thought provoking photo.

Marcel said...

I agree that very sad. We Americans sure have it easy compared to so much of the world.

USelaine said...

We waste soooo much food in the US. Boing boing posted something about it recently - I had always wondered about the spoilage at supermarkets and the amount we throw out at home. Combined, iit’s about 27 percent!

babooshka said...

We in the west take far to much for granted. Thanks for highlighting such issues here.

Alex said...

At the moment, I'm very buy with my accounting studies so I have no time to visit my friends' blogs. I'm sorry.

It's sad to see the poverty in Pakistan.

Kris McCracken said...

So do they try and sell the wheat, or is it for eating?

Petrea said...

Hello, Destitute Rebel. I haven't been here for a while, and it's a pleasure to catch up on your photos and commentary. I see other commenters here whose opinions I enjoy hearing as well.

kenziekylanmom, I once had an acquaintance who learned in economics class that there was no such thing as poverty. I told her she needed to travel. (Not to mention her teacher.) How odd to teach ignorance in school! We do have poverty in the USA, but I definitely get your point.

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Dusty Lens said...

We do not know what poverty truely is. We can help in many ways.

Squirrel said...

Looking forward to your return

Rainer von Ihnen said...

One thing about all this "we don't really mean what poverty is" stuff. This manner of food provision was common after world war II in Germany. Refugees from the parts that went to Poland used to search the fields for grains in the West.
Self-pity for ones own privileges--am I the only one who thinks this is funny?

Lisa Sarsfield said...

This is a very thought provoking blog. You've done well and it must be so sad to actually see these things!