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Reference : V-P-MM-E-00355
Date : 18/10/2018
Country/Region : MYANMAR
Caption : Rakhine State, Rathedaung Township, Yat Khone Taing village. Portrait of a beneficiary (51). This village is also one of many villages that receive assistance from the ICRC. Financial assistance was given to 14 families, identified based on their vulnerability and to 46 families to start up small business.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The man explains: “I can’t work anymore. I have stomach disease. I used to catch crabs but now my son and my son-in-law are doing these works. Catching crab is like our family business. We catch crabs and we sell it to the crab dealers and we eat the little crabs that they don’t take” When asked “do you like crabs?” he laughs out loud and says “Yeah of course we love it!! How can we sell it if we don’t like it ourselves?” He also added “We need to stay at least one hour in the river to catch crabs. It’s a very exhausting work. It takes up a lot of energy yet we don’t get very much. But with these money that we got from the Red Cross, we will buy a boat and better traps to catch crabs. This will save our energy and we could definitely get more crabs. Maybe this time next year, my wife and my daughter will be looking good at the festival with their new clothes and gold that I bought for them” he laughs again.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4032x3024
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour