Mercy

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Mercy
Mercy Dahn, 17, had been working on her father’s rubber farm in Karnwee, Liberia since she was nine years old. At first, her job was to dig holes and plant young rubber trees. But as she grew older, the work became more challenging and dangerous. Mercy had to clean the collection cups used to harvest latex by filling them with acid – a task she dreaded. The strong and unpleasant smell severely affected her health. Balancing heavy buckets of latex and solid rubber above her head, she [...] More