Brick Kiln Factories

4.23.2024

 

 

 

The Brick Kiln Factories are places where generations of families are trapped in debt bondage, forced to work for years in heinous conditions to repay loans.  Forced to make over 1,500 bricks a day, they are not told how much they owe or how much interest is being charged.  Most of these families are Christians and they are bonded slaves forced to pay an insurmountable debt that will carry to the next generation.

However, there’s more to the story.

 

Most of these families are Christians and they are not free. They are bonded slaves and are forced to pay an insurmountable debt that will be carried up to the next generation. Many Christian believers are also persecuted and discriminated against.

A small team in a church in Pakistan who are working on this sensitive issue works with Christian families to get them out of such heinous suffering. The factory owners take advantage of the hopelessness of these families and trap both adults and children in this generational slavery. There are instances where they even use underage girls as their sex slaves. VOC has reached out to this team and after many evaluations and assessments, came up with some sustainable solutions with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Our organization plans to start our collaboration and aid in the coming month. Our proposal for solving this large-scale issue focuses on three areas:

  1. Educational initiatives for children – to focus on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to break the cycle of debt bondage.
  2. Microfinancing or small-scale business loans – to help them get on their own feet and find alternative sources of income.
  3. Vocational/Skill Development Training – to blend them into society outside of brick kilns and find alternative sources of income.

Families in Brick Kiln deserve a better and brighter future as Christians. Let us take an active role in helping free these families from slavery. Let’s bring change and hope by offering our prayers and providing tangible support to help them break free and start a new life.

 

By supporting VoC, you are enabling us to help organizations in Pakistan free families from bondage in these factories. The need is great. Please consider a donation today.

 

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