Shazad Family – 8 people – $700 USD
The Shazad family have spent the last 16 years in slavery after taking a loan to pay for the medical care of Shazad’s father who had brain cancer. Unfortunately, he died after two years and the family were left trapped in kiln slavery. Mr Shazad has also been sick for the past 10 years. Your support will enable this family to find freedom, safety and security as they make a new life together.
The cost of this family is $700 USD.
This family has now been set free! Thank you to our sponsors who made this dream of a new life a reality!
WHAT IS BONDED LABOR SLAVERY?
Bonded-labor accounts for 75% of all slavery. People become enslaved when they are forced through poverty to take a loan from the brick-kiln owners. The vast majority of people we redeem take a loan to pay for medical costs of a loved-one. They sign a contract with the kiln-owners to work at the kiln until the debt is repaid. They are then exploited, paid a fraction of the agreed price (in many cases only 25c per hour) as the debt balloons with interest and additional fees. The workers are forced to work for 14 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no holidays. After the loan repayments are deducted from their wages they barely have enough to feed their families let alone pay for the education of their children. When they die, their children carry on to in slavery to repay their debt. They are mistreated, abused and robbed of their wages day after day. Most have given up hope, not knowing that there are people who want to help.
Now is your chance to help to end slavery for an entire family. Now is your chance to help a family to start a new life.