Christians are among the poorest of citizens in Pakistan, and often their only resource is to borrow from wealthy Muslims. But when they are unable to repay the debts, the alternative can mean a lifelong sentence of indentured servitude.
When CFI president Jim Jacobson recently visited a brickyard in Pakistan, all of the workers that he met were Christians who worked long, grueling days to pay off family debts…some that had been passed down from generation to generation.
Many of the workers, including children, labor more than 10-12 hours a day to reach their daily quota of 1,000 bricks. But at the end of the day, there isn’t even much nourishing food to eat, or any comfortable place for them to lay their heads and rest.
Bonded labor in the brickyards is a tragic fact of life for far too many Christians. As part of CFI’s mission to assist the persecuted church in Pakistan, we are prayerfully working on plans to open a nearby school for brickyard children, as well as to continue our “care pack” project to send basic supplies to these afflicted Christians.
For $19 you can supply a Care Pack to a brickyard worker…please help today!
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