Jan Banning

Morococha, PERU

Yasmin (6), daughter of Liz Ninahuanca Trinidad (28) who is a member of Central Nacional de la Mujer Minera (CNMM), a national organisation which supports subcontracted workers in Peru's mining industry. She stands beside a washing line in front of one of the mines. Many children living locally have traces of lead in their blood. The mining village of Morococha is 4,600 meters above sea level and produces silver, copper, lead and zinc. 6,500 inhabitants work for the American mining company Pan American Silver and the Austrian company Austria Duvaz.

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