The Iraqi woman, Umm Muhammad, shovels the salt with a hand shovel, before heaping it up and then putting it in bags in preparation for selling it.
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Natural salt ponds are located near the road leading to the city of Diwaniyah in southern Iraq, and there are also ponds from them in other places, and represent a source of simple income for poor families who work for a daily wage in the agricultural sector.
Abu Ali – who also works in collecting natural salt – said that he spent 20 years as a professional in this work, to collect what helps him with the expenses of his family of 15 people.
Natural salt collectors sell their wares to local merchants for about 500 Iraqi dinars ($0.34) for every 30 kilograms of salt.
The collection of natural salt is a seasonal activity that continues for two months after the evaporation of rainwater with the advent of summer.