The dump is located seven kilometers from downtown Maputo, the capital of Mozambique and its largest city. There is no treatment of garbage and the Hulene Dump is the only destination for all the garbage that the city produces. Waste burning has been going on continuously in the dump site for over 10 years, representing a serious public health hazard, in particular to those who are living there (or surviving).
In the dump, you can find a group of more than 700 people who make a living out of the dump, either by separating and selling recyclables goods, or by living out of whatever they find to be edible or useable.
Image rights: Photographer: Louis Grobler Artwork copyright holder:Mário Macilau
About Mário Macilau
Mozambican, b. 1984, based in Maputo City, Mozambique