Their securing my future, but we’re not securing theirs

I work in dangerous places but I have never been in danger. My security has been protected by many brave local men and women with the sole job of keeping me safe from harm.

You would think we would compensate them heartily for their services. Unfortunately, that is not true. Currently, each guard makes 60 dollars per month. They work 10-12 hour days with only two 24 hour periods off per month. It is hot and dusty, and they are treated by other locals as second-class citizens. I feel sorry for each one of them.

I always tell them “thank you” and often give them cold sodas after a long shift, but that’s not enough. It is our turn to protect them from the grips of poverty.

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