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For four mothers in Cite Soleil, digging through garbage is the ultimate in trickle down economics.
by Kevin Sites

This is one example of how wealth is redistributed in Haiti. It rains. The rains wash the garbage of the upper class neighborhood of Petionville down to the slums of Cite Soleil. There is already too much garbage in Cite Soleil. Garbage that doesn't disappear. Garbage, like despair, that piles higher and higher. Garbage that breeds disease... and contempt. White fields of plastic, cups, cardboard. A harvest of consumption's remnants. There is no beauty in it. None at all.

But to some there is value. Value for those so far down the food chain that even waste offers rewards, if you're willing to sift through it.

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