Every year entire families from the poorest areas of India move towards the big cities experiencing an economical and construction boom, in search of a livelihood. Most work in the brick kilns for minimal wages, hardly covering their basic needs. Most of the workers have taken up loans in order to finance to days long trip to the cities where work can be found, ending up too often in a situation that is nothing short than bonded labour. Whole families end up working, including young children, in order to pay back their debts and survive during the off-season.
Children turning bricks during the drying process, Gujarat brick fields, India. November 2014