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Sulphur Miners

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This story begins in Mount Ijen,Moun Ijen has an altitude of about 2114m,located in East Java,Banyuwangi District,Indonesia.

Mount Ijen for many years produce Sulphur,and the people who live surrounding the mountain work as Sulphur Miners,this is a kind of very hard job,they had to carry 60 kilograms sulphur on his back.One day they were able to brings sulphur only twice .1 kilogram Sulphur rewarded only 600 rupiahs,we can imagine how their wages for a day,many of the miner,had been working since they aged of 16 years old.

"No other works" is the reason they doing this hard job.

They star early morning,walk to the top of mountain,and then bring the sulphur down at late afternoon.Thats their life,their family live with a sulphur mine at Mount Ijen crater.

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  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    love the shot and narration... I appreciate for your stressful story... Vote for you....

  • Anika Pilnei

    Anika Pilnei gave props (13 Aug 2013):

    Wow thanks for sharing.. so important to know.

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