Tim Dirven

Ilakaka, MADAGASCAR

A chain of men dig out the topsoil to a depth of about 25 metres which is where the saphires are found. The labourers who do this work earn barely GBP 1.40 per day. Ilakaka has grown from a village of 40 people in 1998 into a sapphire mining shantytown of more than 60,000 inhabitants.

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Tim Dirven
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Ilakaka
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MADAGASCAR
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