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    Posted by Brian Jones

    24 May 2004 – Grpmeet (62k image)

    This is a group of men working on a protection wall for an area that has been very heavily erroded by the seasonal flooding of the local river. The discussion took place over a period of 2 hours and covered the perception that people hold of Cash for Work, particularly in relation to other forms of Food programming such as Food for Work. It became very apparent that people greatly appreciated the flexibility of Cash for Work and most importantly took it far more seriously as a mode of employment than other forms of programming.

    The discussion was a good opportunity for people to reflect on their work and feed back their thoughts, all done sitting in a circle on the river bank drinking endless cups of green tea and little boiled sweets.

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