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Childhood Lost in Burkina Faso Gold Mines

A Deep Sleep

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Burkina FasoWorking with AdultsPanning for GoldMissing SchoolDown the ShaftCollecting the OreGold OreNew Mining Site'Kids Are Kids'A Deep SleepCrushing RockSupporting the FamilyTargeting Child Labor

A Deep Sleep

Children often work six to seven days a week for up to 14 hours per day. Exhausted, they make due by sleeping on the ground in the noisy mining sites.