'I hated the stench and filth': India's scavengers escape dirty work

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A project in Delhi is retraining people who clean human excrement with their bare hands to find work as housekeepers

During Baby’s nine years as a scavenger removing human excrement from dry toilets, no one gave her rubber gloves or protective clothing, as required by law.

Now she is training as a housekeeper and learning how to sweep and mop floors, and understands the importance of wearing rubber gloves, a mask and an apron.

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