Country: Guatemala   /   Village: Momostenango
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets

Caption:

Instead of running off to play, a young girl must stay with her mother and attend to their shoe stand. A single tear, poised to run down her cheek, indicates her displeasure.

This girl should count herself lucky that she is with her mom and is only a "helper" at the family business. Forced child labor on coffee, cotton and tobacco plantations is a rampant problem in many areas of Guatemala.

ID # guatemomo1
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