Indira 's Days - Original Writing Essay

1226 Words Oct 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Most of Indira’s days begins with her waking up before day breaks near Kathmandu, Nepal. She, her parents and her siblings get ready for the day, eating small amounts of Dal, Bhat and Tarkaari, lentils, rice and curried vegetables. After having eaten, Indira’s family begin their walk to the quarry. The sheer cliffs where stones have been dug from loom above her and she feels the familiar sensation of granite dust settling into her lungs.The sun comes up as she’s lifting a basket of rocks onto her back and climbing out of the pits where she dug them from. After climbing up out of the pit, she grabs a small mallet and begins to break them apart. Dust comes up from her work and the stifling temperatures doesn’t help quicken her pace. Her brother and sister also try help her, smaller mallets in their hands, striking at stones, coughing from dust and ducking from shrapnel that comes up from the granite. After collecting the gravel, they load it into one of the many trucks just outside of the quarry. One of the workers close to Indira’s age lost his eye due to shrapnel coming off of a rock. Another person, closer to her father’s age has joint and muscle pain. Her father has back pains. Most families don’t go to the hospital, medical costs would be too great and debts would be accumulated and passed down, parents to children.

Indira has been working at the granite quarry since she was three, she’s now seven and still working there. She lives, outside the bustling city of…

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