In the town of Pokhara in western Nepal, I discovered a quarry next to the river that runs through the old town. The quarry was full of women who were filling 50k (110lbs) bags of sand to sell to the local cement company. These bags are hauled by the women up a steep ravine and are valued at 23 cents per load.
The women and children from this site are members of the lowest caste in Nepal. Part of the laborers caste, the children will never attend school or learn a vocational trade.