Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Workin' for a Living in Charikar

Here are some scenes from working life in Charikar, capital of Parwan Province, Afghanistan. I really like Charikar, and for some odd reason, I have been thinking about it a lot the last couple of days.

Remember the Central Asian Child Labor Law - Children shall labor, that is the law.

Think of this fellow next time you have your bicycle repaired - bet you haven't hit the kind of holes he has to repair damage from...

When you go to Home Depot and pull a board of the shelf, it doesn't seem remarkable does it? well, in Charikar, if you want a piece of lumber of a certain size, it has to be hand plained that way.


Blogger Cowgirl said...

I bet that guy could repair the one dang tire on my driving cart that keeps going flat.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Afghans can fix ANYTHING... For how long the repair lasts, eh?

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Shelleigh (Pixie) said...

I keep seeing re-runs of Little House on the Prairie, Afghan-style.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Little Mud Brick House on the Dasht-e-Bagram?

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Shelleigh (Pixie) said...

There ya go! LOL!!!!

10:38 AM  

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