This is the story of Sean*, illegal weed farmer somewhere in the Northern California mountains.
Sean grows cannabis on a private piece of land in the mountain. He does not own the land, his boss does. So they will share the profit. But Sean does all the work by himself. From building the greenhouses, taking care of the plants, cutting and trimming to scaling, packing and delivering the final product.
Around him, hundreds of people are doing the same. All around those mountains, called the "Emerald triangle" people are in the weed business.
Everyone is trying to make a living out of it. Even if the conditions are becoming harder every year.
With the legalisation in several states accros the US, the price of a pound of cannabis has dropped. The workers have more difficulties than ever to make a decent profit out of their production. They also fear that the legalisation will eventually bring big corporations into the business and immediately shut them down.
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From January to May 2016, I volunteered with All Hands in Nepal as part of their earthquake recovery program. I was quickly enrolled and trained into demolition. Because of the gas crisis the country was facing, All Hands needed to save on transportation costs. To avoid multiple weekly trips back and forth the working sites, the demolition teams started installing temporary camp while working in a specific area. Therefore, becoming "Mobile Demolition Teams"...
Friends of the City (Nagar Mitra) program offers 'not-for-profit' oriented professional services to improve the livelihood of socially discriminated waste workers in ways that improves the country’s urban environment.
Designed and run by Himalayan Climate Initiative, Nagar Mitra program aims to create a self-sustaining social enterprise of its own.
Nagar Mitra Program secures its seed funding from the surplus generated by its PET (Plastic) Bottle recycling.
The Program enhances the social profile and economic status of the waste workers of Nepal, and works with them to meet their healthcare, education and capacity building needs.
During the four months I spent in Nepal volunteering with a disaster relief NGO, I got the chance to meet a large amount of Nepali people. I was always impressed by their kindness and the resilience facing the aftermath of 2015 earthquake.