We were very privileged to have had the opportunity to visit this remote village on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. The people there have migrated from Tamil Nadu, another location in South India. They spoke Tamil, a different language than the local people in this state of Karnataka, who speak Kannada. However, many of the local people also speak Tamil.


The people came here for work, for the survival of their families. The primary industry here is a rock quarry. Much is done by hand, where the workers break larger rocks into smaller ones for the purpose of construction.

The average wages are between the U.S. equivalent of $40 to $50 per month, which is poverty even by Indian standards. The large truck seen above will be filled by 4 to 6 workers, and they will share the equivalent of less than $4 for filling the truck with broken rocks.