"Working here is how I am able to feed my children," she said. "Of course it is not a usual job. Dodging pigs, used condoms, eating what I find; no it's not good for me. But it is a job and I have to persevere." Asthma makes life even harder for Ruguru. Toxic-laced smoke from small fires of burning waste spreads to every corner of the site and across the surrounding neighborhoods. As a mother, though, what bothers her most is the adult behavior that her children are forced to witness. Except for her four-year-old, all of the Rujuru family scavenges Dandora with their mother on weekends and after their classes to earn money for school fees, books, and uniforms. Image by Micah Albert. Kenya, 2012.