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22 November 2017

​Many Pakistani Christians earn their living making bricks. Most are bonded "slave" labourers, unable to leave their gruelling and back-breaking jobs, sometimes even sold from one brick kiln owner to another. Often the children work alongside their parents. During the monsoon months, heavy rain makes it impossible to make bricks and so the families have no income, having to borrow money from their employers in order to buy food. Their debts keep them bonded to their employers. Barnabas Fund supports various projects which help families like this, for example by providing food parcels during the monsoon, Christian schools for the children, and adult literacy classes.