In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the mother of a CFCA-sponsored child works in a rock quarry every day, breaking stones to earn money to support her family.
Workers like those in Tanzanian rock quarries still labor under very difficult conditions. They pound rocks for at least eight hours a day, starting around 6 a.m. to avoid the intense midday heat. Breathing the dust contributes to chronic lung disease and makes them more susceptible to pneumonia, upper respiratory infections and tuberculosis.
CFCA is helping many of these workers start small businesses, allowing them to significantly reduce the time they spend breaking stones, or stop altogether.