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families freed

Thanks to your generous support Barnabas has freed 1,261 Christian brick-kiln families from bonded labour.

What is bonded labour?

Brick-kiln workers in Pakistan are low paid and families live just at survival level. If someone falls sick or another kind of family crisis occurs they have to take a loan from their employer, the brick-kiln owner. After this interest on the loan is deducted from their weekly wages and this can go on for years, even for generations. They are forced to try to subsist on reduced wages and, as long as the debt remains, they are bonded to their brick-kiln, unable to leave and get another job. It is almost like slavery.

How Barnabas Fund is setting Christian bonded labourers free

Barnabas Fund pays off in full the debt that Christian bonded labourers owe to the brick-kiln owner, setting them free from bondage. Other projects we fund make sure they never fall back into debt again.

All these brick-kiln families have been set free. Praise God and thank you for your donations . This mosaic image is a poster in the printed version of the January/February edition of Barnabas Aid magazine.

All these brick-kiln families have been set free. Praise God and thank you for your donations . This mosaic image is a poster in the printed version of the January/February edition of Barnabas Aid magazine.

Above: All these brick-kiln families have been set free. Praise God and thank you for your donations . This mosaic image is a poster in the printed version of the January/February edition of Barnabas Aid magazine.

Could you or your church help free another brick-kiln family?

Typical debts range in size from £260 ($340; €290) to £1,250 ($1,655; €1,400); the current average is £480 ($640; €540). Your gift of any amount will help bring freedom, hope and a future to a faithful Christian family.

We can provide a photo of the family your gift has helped, with their names and ages, if requested.

If you would like to make a gift, please direct your donation to:
Pakistani Christian Brick Kiln Workers Project Reference: 41-1356