Slideshow - Gold Panning Girls of Madagascar

  • A group of girls heads for the hills near Ankavandra on a gold-panning expedition

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  • Digging for gold on the river bank

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  • Mud is dug out and then carried to the stream for panning

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  • Heavy sand and rocks are carried to a stream for panning

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  • The girls have stopped going to school to go gold-panning

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  • Even in winter the temperature regularly exceeds 30 degrees Celsius

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  • The girls pan for gold while the boys tend to `zebu’ cattle

    Guy Oliver/IRIN
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  • The girls work six days a week, resting only on Sundays

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  • Gold-panning requires concentration: flecks of gold are often smaller than a grain of rice

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  • A busy stretch of river for gold-panning

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  • Gold particles are kept in a metal bowl; proceeds are shared among the girls

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  • Ankavandra traders weigh panned gold

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Gold Panning Girls of Madagascar

June 2011 - In the desperately poor rural community of Ankavandra in western Madagascar, girls of school going age are forsaking their education to earn a few dollars a week from gold panning
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