Saudi Arabia surprisingly has a large number of very poor people, mostly foreigners who came to the KSA to perform the religious pilgrimage to Makkah and never went back to their poor home countries, hoping for a better life here. Some are fortunate to find work in construction as day laborers, and some end up begging on the streets or dumpster diving for food or useful items they might be able to sell or use themselves. The bag hanging from this dumpster contains bread for any poor person to help themselves to. Oftentimes I see sights like this, where useful things are hung on the outside of the dumpster for those less fortunate to take. Charity is one of the five basic pillars of Islam.
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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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