Zabbaleen: Community in Egypt Living on Rubbish

Zabbaleen: Community in Egypt Living on Rubbish

Zabbaleen: Community in Egypt Living on Rubbish

Tens of thousands of people live in Zabbaleen, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, they all make a living out of recycling the entire capital city’s refuse. Their whole town is practically a giant dump and it provides them with almost everything they need: from kids’ toys to fodder for livestock. Even their pigs play an important part in recycling food waste. Most important of all though, the dump provides livelihoods for the people of Zabbaleen who are mainly Coptic Christians and Muslims.

I could not help but notice that in every one of the pictures you have posted of these “garbage people” they all have smiles on their faces. What on earth do I have to complain about. Thanks for informing us.: Pearl Hodges Via Gobeyond