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Jhumur Das and her daughter Shobnam Das (age 7) walk through one of the small network of lanes that run through Horijon Polli. Jhumur and her husband are both employed as cleaners.

Jhumur lives in Horijon Polli, a slum in which all residents are from the low-caste Hindu sweeper community. The community are ostracised from wider society and there are very few employment opportunities for them beyond cleaning. Oxfam are building a latrine block in Horijon Polli and are working with partners NGO Forum to support residents.

Photo: Tom Pietrasik
Mymensingh, Bangladesh
November 20th 2014
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Jhumur Das and her daughter Shobnam Das (age 7) walk through one of the small network of lanes that run through Horijon Polli. Jhumur and her husband are both employed as cleaners. <br />
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Jhumur lives in Horijon Polli, a slum in which all residents are from the low-caste Hindu sweeper community. The community are ostracised from wider society and there are very few employment opportunities for them beyond cleaning. Oxfam are building a latrine block in Horijon Polli and are working with partners NGO Forum to support residents.<br />
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Photo: Tom Pietrasik<br />
Mymensingh, Bangladesh<br />
November 20th 2014