Salt of the Earth - Lake Katwe (19/39)

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Men extract rock salt from the bed of Lake Katwe, Uganda, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007.  The rock is extracted three days a week from the lake with workers paid by weight at approximately $2 per 100kg, of which the government takes a percenage. All men work from dusk till dawn with a strong worker extracting 400 kg per day. Skin damage is a major problem for people working at Lake Katwe as chemicals in the water eat away at any nick or cut and also cause nerve damage.
Men extract rock salt from the bed of Lake Katwe, Uganda, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. The rock is extracted three days a week from the lake with workers paid by weight at approximately $2 per 100kg, of which the government takes a percenage. All men work from dusk till dawn with a strong worker extracting 400 kg per day. Skin damage is a major problem for people working at Lake Katwe as chemicals in the water eat away at any nick or cut and also cause nerve damage.
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