Salt of the Earth - Lake Katwe (19/39)
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.
Copyright Andrew McConnell