Cartoneros look much older than they are. I give him 20 years. He is already a year and two months a cartonero and is one of the few with long hair.
I dont find out what Hector did before. Maybe he went like a normal kid at school. He and his girlfriend are from Bancalari. Their daughter also has come and sleeps in Hectors cart. Its not the typical cartonero cart, more a kind of small trailer.
We start our route and I can not imagine how the cart will be filled at the end.
Quite quickly we find a bag with cement. "Handy," he says. "I still dont have a floor out of stone." I look at him a bit surprised. "Do you have a wooden floor?" I ask him. "No, just stamp ground."
His girlfriend doesnt join him always. He gives her indications the whole time. Its clearly visible that she doesnt really enjoy the work. But when she stays at home she has to look after Hectors brother. He is three years older than him but has the brains of a child of two.