Woman carrying salt - nothing to smile - hard work all day long
See the complete introduction to salt fields and salt production in Kampot, Cambodia
- This page further below - preparation of salt fields for salt production
- Growing salt crystals
- Children working in salt fields
Salt harvest preparation
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Salt harvest final preparation steps
All salt needs to be piled up cleanly first. When an entire field is prepared so far, then the final step further below starts. To hand carry all salt into the nearby salt storage.
This step of piling up all salt accumulated at the bottom of each salt field needs to be done carefully to avoid any soil being mixed up with the salt.
Hard work to hand carry all salt into storage house
Most of the work in the salt fields of Kampot is done by woman - for 2,50 US$ / DAY
Imagine all world stops valuing your own work and we all would pay you only 2,50 dollars per day for the very same hard and important work you do now. How wold you feel then if no one appreciates your work or if all world abuses your temporary emergency during the current global crisis, foreclosure or losing your job ....
If we all think about how we would feel, then may be one day we appreciate other people's work as much as we want our work to be valued. Thus one day when we all are grown up and mature, we will stop abusing "3rd world countries" for cheap labor and start paying exactly the very same amount per hour as we wish to receive.
It is a wonderful feeling deep inside your own heart to experience when you start to give the full and same amount per hour to services and products received from others as you receive for products and services rendered by you to others. Try it - you'll enjoy a new lifestyle!
During this entire photo session I have never seen a single person smiling. There is nothing to smile at all - with this type of work and even less with the amount of pay per day. barely enough to survive, but definitely too little for a comfortable life or even a happy life!
It is in our all hands to pay substantially - multiple - for such basic products of life to assure that all serving us and providing basic needs of our own life have a life as pleasant as our own life is.
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