This is the reality for hundreds of waste pit emptiers, or 'sweepers', in Bangladesh. They are rejected by their community because the job is considered repulsive and endure dangerous working conditions where the risk of injury and illness is high. It doesn’t have to be like this.
Our work is already improving the working conditions and pay of sweepers in the municipality of Faridpur.
We've introduced safer working practices, protective clothing and specialist equipment; and have collaborated with groups of sweepers and the local authority to secure fairer pay and better working conditions.
This practical solution transforms a dangerous, undignified job into a profession of which sweepers and their families can be proud.
By giving a gift today, you could help us bring long-term, life-changing benefits to many more sweepers across four neighbouring municipalities - Rajbari, Magura, Meherpur and Laksham.