14 Dec huicholesdeltabaco_CesarR6
Gavilan Grande, Nayarit. Joaquin a tobacco laborer of 10 years old, cutting mangos next to a tobacco field.
In Mexico, acoring to the UN, about 45% of child laborers have some degree of malnutrition. In Nayarit, 7% of these children have malnutrition in grade 3. In this state of malnutrition the body weight is 60% lower than expected for their age and height, the growth rate is very slow and children suffer from anemia and diarrhea, when the body is in this state of malnutrition it also afects the thermogenesis, which is the body’s ability to produce heat, so they are in imminent danger of loosing their lives.