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06/17/2010

The Sadat Brick Factory in Afghanistan

The Sadat Brick company in Afghanistan. 


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An Afghan child shovels sand at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where some children work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Child labour is common at the brick factories where the parents work as labourers, desperate to make more money enlisting their children to help doing the easy jobs. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution. The factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue. Workers can make an average of USD 200 to 300 per month. For 1,000 bricks the factory will get about USD 45. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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A worker carries a stack of bricks on his head at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory,, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The brick factory, which employs approximately 70 adult and child laborers in the western part of the city, produces 21,000 bricks a day or 630,000 per month.(Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

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 An Afghan child works prays at Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labour is common at the brick factories where the parents work as labourers, desperate to make more money enlisting their children to help doing the easy jobs. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution. The factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue. Workers can make an average of USD 200 to 300 per month. For 1,000 bricks the factory will get about USD 45. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty


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A worker looks on as chimneys emit smoke at a brick factory May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The brick factory, which employs approximately 70 adult and child laborers in the western part of the city, produces 21,000 bricks a day or 630,000 per month. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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Afghan children laugh whilst working -  from 8am to 5 pm daily - at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labour is common at the brick factories where the parents work as labourers, desperate to make more money enlisting their children to help doing the easy jobs. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution. The factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue. Workers can make an average of USD 200 to 300 per month. For 1,000 bricks the factory will get about USD 45. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

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An Afghan child shows their chapped hands at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where some children work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labour is common at the brick factories where the parents work as labourers, desperate to make more money enlisting their children to help doing the easy jobs. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution. The factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue. Workers can make an average of USD 200 to 300 per month. For 1,000 bricks the factory will get about USD 45. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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An Afghan child carries shovels at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where some children work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labour is common at the brick factories where the parents work as labourers, desperate to make more money enlisting their children to help doing the easy jobs. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution. The factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue. Workers can make an average of USD 200 to 300 per month. For 1,000 bricks the factory will get about USD 45. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

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Workers rest in their room after a days labour at a brick factory May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The brick factory, which employs approximately 70 adult and child laborers in the western part of the city, produces 21,000 bricks a day or 630,000 per month. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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An Afghan child sorts bricks at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where he works from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labour is common at the brick factories where the parents work as labourers, desperate to make more money enlisting their children to help doing the easy jobs. Brick factories are an economical, business that is still thriving. The land used is dry and barren which is perfect for the making of bricks providing work almost all the year round. A few years ago all factories changed from wood to coal causing further problems with pollution. The factories have been pushed out of the city limits because of this issue. Workers can make an average of USD 200 to 300 per month. For 1,000 bricks the factory will get about USD 45. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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Afghan children sort bricks at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where they work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan.(Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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A workers adjusts his goggles as he and others haul coal to a brick furnace, at a brick factory May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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Afghan workers take a break at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The brick factory, which employs approximately 70 adult and child laborers in the western part of the city, produces 21,000 bricks a day or 630,000 per month.(Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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Workers haul coal for a brick furnace at a brick factory May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The brick factory, which employs approximately 70 adult and child laborers in the western part of the city, produces 21,000 bricks a day or 630,000 per month. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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Afghan children sorts bricks at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where they work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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An Afghan child shovels sand at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where some children work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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A workers sorts bricks at a brick factory May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The brick factory, which employs approximately 70 adult and child laborers in the western part of the city, produces 21,000 bricks a day or 630,000 per month. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

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Afghan children sort bricks at the Sadat Ltd. Brick factory, where they work from 8am to 5 pm daily, on May 14, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)


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That's a lot of bricks for just 70 people, children included, to produce each month!

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