On hands and knees, he painstakingly sweeps every inch of the street with an old shoe brush. But he and his young son Asad aren't collecting trash. They're looking for gold dust that blows out of the jewellery shops around them.
Many people in rural Laos try to make a living by collecting and selling scrap metal they find in the jungle. But much of that scrap metal comes from unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War. Reporter Mary Stucky has the story.