Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The working kid

Child workers play and work near a new road being constructed on the mountain slopes of the Himalayas. Sikkim is a semi Indian ruled state. It has it´s own government and flag but is still controlled mainly from New Delhi and has no real country borders. The hope of many Sikkemese people are to: one day become more like Nepal and fully rule their own country. Child labor are widely spread all over India and Sikkim is no exception. The poverty in the countryside of this region are many times extreme.