CHILDREN GATHER MOLLUSCS IN SALVADORAN MANGROVE SWAMP.
Ten-year-old Jose Armando Maravilla (L) and his brothers Rafael and
Carlos gather mollusks in a mangrove swamp in Jiquilisco on the
Salvadoran Pacific coast 106 km southeast of San Salvador May 1, 2002.
The children help their parents hunt for the shellfish to bolster their
meager family earnings. According to the International Labour
Organization, nearly 300,000 children in El Salvador work to help their
families survive. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez