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Hard Working Man

Rural-urban inequalities drive thousands of young people to flee Ghana’s agricultural heartlands to cities in search of economic opportunities every year. Many of them end up in urban slums and in hazardous work, where the harsh environment changes them from fine-looking laboring young men to sun-burnt, wrinkled old men. The harsh environment changes them from […]

April 13, 2020

Hard working man: A semi-naked man is sweating working near a fire in the early morning light. Thousands of young people in Ghana flee rural poverty to cities in search of economic opportunities every year. With no education, many of them turn to the informal sector, where some of them engage in hazardous works. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

Rural-urban inequalities drive thousands of young people to flee Ghana’s agricultural heartlands to cities in search of economic opportunities every year. Many of them end up in urban slums and in hazardous work, where the harsh environment changes them from fine-looking laboring young men to sun-burnt, wrinkled old men. The harsh environment changes them from […]

Rural-urban inequalities drive thousands of young people to flee Ghana’s agricultural heartlands to cities in search of economic opportunities every year. Many of them end up in urban slums and in hazardous work, where the harsh environment changes them from fine-looking laboring young men to sun-burnt, wrinkled old men.

The harsh environment changes them from fine-looking laboring young men to sun-burnt, wrinkled old men.

You can see the hard life they have lived on their faces if you care to look.

For me, the struggle and unspeakable suffering of these modest laboring men share powerful lessons on human dignity.

There, a quick peek into the life of a sweating hardworking man, in the early morning sun!

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