A shadow of a working child is seen on a pile of bricks at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. A shadow of a working child is seen on a pile of bricks at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
A Peruvian boy turns raw bricks for drying at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. A Peruvian boy turns raw bricks for drying at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
A Peruvian boy pushes a wheelbarrow, loaded with bricks, at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. A Peruvian boy pushes a wheelbarrow, loaded with bricks, at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
Peruvian children collect raw bricks for burning at a brick factory in Huachipa, a suburb in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Peruvian children collect raw bricks for burning at a brick factory in Huachipa, a suburb in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
A Peruvian girl, working with her father, piles raw bricks inside a kiln at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. A Peruvian girl, working with her father, piles raw bricks inside a kiln at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
A Peruvian boy, working barefoot, molds bricks of clay at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. A Peruvian boy, working barefoot, molds bricks of clay at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
Peruvian boys, working with their parents, load raw bricks at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. Peruvian boys, working with their parents, load raw bricks at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
A Peruvian boy fills a wooden mold with clay for brick making at a brick factory in Huachipa, a suburb in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. A Peruvian boy fills a wooden mold with clay for brick making at a brick factory in Huachipa, a suburb in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
A Peruvian indigenous woman, carrying a baby on her back, works at a brick factory in Huachipa, a suburb in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. A Peruvian indigenous woman, carrying a baby on her back, works at a brick factory in Huachipa, a suburb in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
Peruvian boys pile raw bricks aside a kiln at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. Peruvian boys pile raw bricks aside a kiln at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.
Kilns and piles of bricks are seen at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru. Kilns and piles of bricks are seen at a brick factory in the outskirts of Puno, Peru.

Child brick workers in Peru

Peru – 2012 - 2015

Child labour is a common practice at the artisanal brick factories, found predominantly in socially deprived areas of the urban zones. Poverty and lack of employment force parents, mainly season workers coming from rural areas of the country, to employ their own children, in an effort to ensure the livelihood for the whole family. Children aged 4-7 take part in simple jobs while children aged 8 and up tend to work regularly, same as adults. A family group, consisting of 2 adults and 2-3 children, may earn 20-25 USD per day, working almost the whole day, often in harsh climatic conditions.

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