Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Mexico photos - the brickyard

Welcome to the brickyard. This is a Tarahumara village outside the city of Chihuahua where some Tarahumara have been displaced from the rest of their tribe for the purpose of making bricks which are then sold in the city. They receive one peso (about 10 US cents) for each brick they make. It is not a place a typical tourist would want to visit. You might think at first that this is just their workplace for making the bricks, but then you realise that the Tarahumara people actually live here in wooden and tin shelters among all the piles of bricks and rubble and dirt. But they are lovely people and are happy whenever people come to spend time with them and help them in whatever way they can and teach them about God. I was so glad that our team was able to visit them and get to know them a bit better.

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