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Mining mother and son

Indonesia, August 8, 2012

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Lindsay Hamsik/Mercy Corps
Photo Credit: Lindsay Hamsik/Mercy Corps

Lele village resident Yati Nacikit is one of thousands who flock to work the mines in Buru every day. Yati is the mother of six children. She works for two to three days in the mine before returning home to care for her children. “I don’t sleep more than two or three hours a day. I just work,” she said. She continues to mine despite the recent conflict that occurred here.