Worker Carries Poles for Road Building

« Back to Africa's Last Frontier: Ethiopia's Omo Valley, March 2010 National Geographic Magazine

But CHANGE IS COMING... The first good road is coming into the area and the village Omorate will have the FIRST bridge in the entire valley over the Omo.  This construction worker is helping build one of the supports.  The bridge will bring lorries of tourists up from Kenya.  It will bring truck drivers delivering aid from NGOs.  The truck drivers and tourists will increase the already difficult sex tourism trade in the area.  The river will no longer supply food and the tribes of this valley will have to do other kinds of work to survive.  They will need to integrate with the culture that this new road and new bridge will bring before them.
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But CHANGE IS COMING... The first good road is coming into the area and the village Omorate will have the FIRST bridge in the entire valley over the Omo. This construction worker is helping build one of the supports. The bridge will bring lorries of tourists up from Kenya. It will bring truck drivers delivering aid from NGOs. The truck drivers and tourists will increase the already difficult sex tourism trade in the area. The river will no longer supply food and the tribes of this valley...
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