This African woman dressed in her home country’s traditional clothing crosses a Jeddah street amidst many cars coming from every direction. She pushes a baby stroller, sans baby, loaded with various items she has picked up along the way. Many Muslims from poor African countries enter Saudi Arabia on a Hajj or Omra visa (for the pilgrimage to Makkah), and then they just stay in the country. The men from these countries are generally able to find work as day laborers. However since women in general are not allowed to work here, many of these poor African women either forage through garbage dumpsters looking for useful, saleable, or recyclable items, or end up begging on the streets.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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