Sunday, August 9, 2009

Earning a living, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Just outside a flower show at the Vihara Maha Dewi Park in Colombo, I saw this mother and children. They were sealing naphthalene balls, into small plastic bags. There were about 10 naphthalene balls sealed in each plastic pack. The sealing of the plastic pack was done using the flame of a candle. They sold the produced item at Rs.20/- for each pack. The mother was surrounded by her two daughters and an elder son, who was helping her in sealing the packs.