June 1975, Lourencio Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique. Strong children living in the poor suburbs of the city are sent to crush the roots of manioc plants to be used for cooking. The work is difficult, as the wooden pestle can often weigh twenty pounds or more, and though they work long hours, they are poorly paid.
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