Life at the largest landfill of Madagascar
About 3,000 people work daily at one of the largest landfills in Africa. It is located in the capital of Madagascar, the city of Antananarivo, and occupies about 50 hectares. Every day, more than 600 tons of waste from the capital and from three million inhabitants of its suburbs are brought here. People collect metal, coal and plastic among feces, rats and aborted babies. Whole families work: women and children during the day, men at night, they pay only 3,000 Malagasy ariaries (less than $ 1). Among the many dangers faced by families is the plague that spread in the capital in August. About 2400 cases of the disease have been reported throughout the country.