Binu Das, Sundarbans, India

She is one of the many strong women working to build one of the government-backed sea defence walls on Sagar Island. Carrying 25 kilo sand sacks 11 hours a day gives Binu a small amount of money, but what motivates her throughout is the hope of a secure future. She is preparing for the coming monsoon season, building to protect herself and her family from increasing tidal surges and cyclones.

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She is one of the many strong women working to build one of the government-backed sea defence walls on Sagar Island. Carrying 25 kilo sand sacks 11 hours a day gives Binu a small amount of money, but what motivates her throughout is the hope of a secure future. She is preparing for the coming monsoon season, building to protect herself and her family from increasing tidal surges and cyclones.
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