Another Family in Great Need

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In June of 2015, The New Yorker magazine published a book review by William Dalrymple of the book “Midnight’s Furies” by Nisid Hajari which he titled, The Great Divide.The article begins with a description of ‘one of the greatest migrations in human history‘ when the nation of India split to form what was India and West and East Pakistan, now known as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.  This event is known as the Partition of India or just Partition.

“Across the Indian subcontinent, communities that had coexisted for almost a millennium attacked each other in a terrifying outbreak of sectarian violence, with Hindus and Sikhs on one side and Muslims on the other—a mutual genocide as unexpected as it was unprecedented. In Punjab and Bengal—provinces abutting India’s borders with West and East Pakistan, respectively—the carnage was especially intense, with massacres, arson, forced conversions, mass abductions, and savage sexual violence. Some seventy-five thousand women were raped, and many of them were then disfigured or dismembered.”  article

It was in August of 1947 when the British Empire left India and partitioned it into India and Pakistan which followed riots that killed up to 2,000,000 people and displaced over 14,000,000.  It was in 1947 that many, many people borrowed money from the rich to be able to move their families and keep them together.  It was in 1947 that many families started their new lives of slavery.

Such is the case for the latest family that we would like to see set free.

This family comprises third and fourth generation slaves, paying back a debt to a rich man from 1947.  As you can see, it is virtually impossible to pay off a simple $1,000 debt when your whole family only makes $2 or so a day.

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8 yr old girl born a slave

Besides both the mother and the father, there are 13,8 and 2 yr old girls and a 9 year old son, all born into slavery as their mother and father were before them, and their parents before them.

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Whole family of slaves, including the 2 yr old, making bricks.

At this time their total debt is $408.00.

Would you consider sharing just a little bit with a poor family that will never be able to repay you?  Just imagine the children’s faces on their first day of school.  We have seen those smiles before.

Please visit our GoFundMe campaign to
pay off these debts and set the people free.

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