In a forest near the village of Svinia in
eastern Slovakia, 35-year-old Miro is clearing storm-felled timber
from the forest undergrowth.
At the peak of his life, Miro, a Roma or
‘gypsy’, has already experienced a lifetime’s
worth of burdens and worries. From the age of 20 he has cared for
his four siblings. Now he also has a wife and four children of his
own to support.