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These Children Who Extract Cobalt from the Mud

What would you do if you knew that a 5 year old is spending endless hours in a mine everyday so that we can have the luxury of cell phones?

If you own a cell phone, know what it takes to produce it as we become complicit with most inhumane condition of their production.

Our comfortable lifestyle, even our choice for a more sustainable lifestyle, might be the cause of somebody’s utter distress. What and who does it take to own a cell phone, computer, electric car and more?

Learn how you can alleviate these conditions; raise your awareness and that of others; join hands in changing these conditions for the most vulnerable of humanity.

This short documentary below shows the human rights violations and environmental pollution in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of unresponsible cobalt mining. Cobalt is used in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for smart phones, laptops, and electric vehicles.

Whose Wealth ? Cobalt from Congo from focusfactor on Vimeo.

Read more about these despicable conditions we impose on children in Congo:

Washington Post: Congo Cobalt Mining for Lithium Ion Battery
Tree Hugger: What You Should Know About the Cobalt in your Smartphone

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