Photo Friday – Banana Plantation Packaging Plant in Limon Costa Rica
Banana Plantations and Packaging Plants are interesting in many aspects. This particular plant is located in the province of Limon on the South Caribbean side of Costa Rica.
The village is 100% dependent on these plantations for survival. The men work either in the plantations themselves harvesting and maintaining the banana trees, or in the packaging plants. The women are the store keepers, nurses, teachers and whatever other positions that need to be filled while the men work.
The government pays these families $600/month and gives them a little house to live in. For Costa Rican standards they live like kings. However, the payoff is they have 2-3 pesticide planes spraying them per day and 25% of their children are born with some sort of a birth defect.