For donkeys as well as people, the brick kilns in India are dangerous and unhealthy places to work – but unemployment is worse.
At the RAJ kiln near Agra, accommodation for donkeys and their owners lies empty. Unseasonal rains have waterlogged the brick kilns and there’s no work for them here.
Back in the home village of Madhupur, 16-year old Archang wakes early to begin looking after the unemployed men of her family.
The family have to feed themselves and their donkeys, whether or not they’re earning.
Families who also own a cart can occasionally earn some money hauling a load.
But most of the men and their animals will be out of work until the kilns dry out again.