Brian, a ten-year-old Salvadoran boy, works at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador. Brian, a ten-year-old Salvadoran boy, works at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador.
Moisés, a thirteen-year-old Salvadoran boy, shovels wet clay at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador. Moisés, a thirteen-year-old Salvadoran boy, shovels wet clay at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador.
Moisés, a thirteen-year-old Salvadoran boy, is seen working behind a wall of raw bricks at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador. Moisés, a thirteen-year-old Salvadoran boy, is seen working behind a wall of raw bricks at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador.
Brian, a ten-year-old Salvadoran boy, molds bricks of clay at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador. Brian, a ten-year-old Salvadoran boy, molds bricks of clay at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador.
A Salvadoran boy digs clay for brick making on the hill behind a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador. A Salvadoran boy digs clay for brick making on the hill behind a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador.
Moisés, a thirteen-year-old Salvadoran boy, molds bricks of clay at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador. Moisés, a thirteen-year-old Salvadoran boy, molds bricks of clay at a brick factory in Istahua, El Salvador.

Child brick workers in El Salvador

Istahua, El Salvador – December 2014

Child labour is a common practice at the artisanal brick factories, found mainly in rural areas of El Salvador. Poverty and insufficient earnings in agriculture force parents to employ their own children, in an effort to ensure the livelihood for the whole family. Children aged 8-10 are allowed to work slower, with smaller volumes of clay, while children aged 12 and up work regularly, 8-10 hours a day, 6 days a week.

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