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Salt workers work hard under the blazing sun on the salt fields. “The number of grains of salt crystallised in the ponds is equal to the number of beads of sweat on salt workers’ shirts.”

They are low paid workers and their jobs depend on the weather. The climate is becoming less predictable than before and the rain is causing problem as there is no work when the sun is not shining as the salt fields cannot dry. This means they have to find other jobs in order to put rice on their plates.

Tags: Vietnam Landscape and travel Women workers KHANH HOA PROVINCE NINH DIEM NINH HOA NINH DIEM SALT FIELDS

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NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:46PM
Great point of view, one can only but imagine the horror of such a task...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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23 Jan 2014 6:00PM
Your images and descriptions of this back breaking work give us much to think about, Jean-Noel.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
23 Jan 2014 6:16PM
Lovely colourful ladies getting off home for a cup of tea perhaps Jean- Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrin
11 10 10 England
23 Jan 2014 6:53PM
I think V2 really tells the story of the long hard day these women experience.
richmowil Plus
11 411 2 England
23 Jan 2014 7:28PM
Nice images!! I like them a lot!!
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:48PM
Two more excellent shots Jean Noel. We in this country do not realise how hard some other countries people have to work, just to put food on the table.
viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:46PM
Both beautiful images Jean-Noel.

23 Jan 2014 10:34PM
Lovely shots. Featured e2 photo at the moment. Cathy

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