A group of women and children are collecting plastic cans, beer cans, and other useful items among the trash floating in the current of Nga-moe-yeik Creek in Yangon, rowing a throwaway expanded polystyrene sheet as a raft.
Amid the creek current, which is mixing with dirt, trash, and animal carcasses, they are picking up the things that could be useful for them.
They are picking up throwaway materials, empty bottles, and cans from the creek to tackle their livelihood problems.
The extraordinary point of the group is that only women lead and form it.
There are 15 people collecting bottles in the creek.
This work is not an easy one. And there are a lot of challenges as they mostly row with a big expanded polystyrene sheet as a raft in the creek, where the tide goes up and down.
The job is to search for useful items for their home or to sell again from the debris floating in the creek amid the throwaway trash, dead animals, and dirt.