White limestone quarries workers at the villages of East sea in Minia Governorate .
Nada helps her father in the cultivation and care of the ground and spray insecticides, although they are harmful in farmlands where Egyptian farmers work on spray land in order to protect it from insects which will negatively reflect on crop that cause diseases for citizen .
Rasheed, Egypt 2015 .
Recently there have been many photos of 'Ezbet al-Assaal, a slum in Shubra which has been developed and painted. However, the depiction of the area seen in those photos is not entirely true, and the slum was not properly ‘developed’.
The houses have undergone no development beyond simply adding a bright coat of paint on the outside, as entire families are still stuck in single rooms, which have not even been expanded. Rather, spaces were taken from those already small rooms to create bathrooms, and residents were forced to put their gas cookers and ovens in the hallways. And instead of using reinforced concrete for construction, they used wooden materials in month-old housings, and the defects quickly started to appear.
One of the locals told me that he petitioned to the governor during his visit, asking him: “Would you, sir, accept to live in such a small room where you defecate in the same place where you eat?” He said the governor turned a deaf ear to his plea and continued talking about “how beautiful the place became” after “development works”. The governor was reported to have said that each house's renovations cost EGP 850,000, whereas the reality I saw said that the actual costs spent would not even exceed half!
Submerged homes in water, dominated slums by misery and poverty, life without the most basic rights, without clean water or electricity or sewerage or any other services. These words summarize the life of this young child "Menna" in the district of " Ain - Al Hayah " on the banks of the Lake "Ain Al- Sira" in the region of Old Egypt , Cairo, Egypt