Place: Hemja, Nepal
Man, so brutal. Kids so young, some no older than five, slaving through the searing midday sun with wire brushes, grinding down the rough surface of a newly paved road. As you can see in this frame, Nearly every single worker stopped and began looking at me, making the photo that much more interesting, but truly making me feel like shit. You can tell they are not impressed, i still feel guilty just thinking about traveling around and exploring their amazing country, stopping to snap this and continuing on… at this point, what can i do? I do have a dream to return and help the younger generations receive education and opportunity to support their families and enjoy relative comfort and good lives. one day….