This woman takes a break from meticulously working on a basket that she hopes to sell to a tourist staying at one of the handful of beautiful resorts lined in front of the stunning beach, adjacent to this desolate community. It will take her a few days to gather the palm for the basket, color and stain the material, and then manually braid the palm to complete the final product. After all of this, she hopes to sell the basket for $15. It’s minimal considering the amount of time she will put into making the back, but every dollar helps with her family’s survival.
With the average income minimal in this village, the signs of her years of hard work are clearly visible.