Male, 75, Pakistan. For $2.60 per day, this laborer must produce 1,000 bricks. “Being a Christian is not an easy way to go. It is a hard, challenging life. Sometimes the owner is not giving us full wages. But Jesus is keeping us in His safe hands. Jesus told the downtrodden to come and He will give them rest.”
The backbreaking work of a brick-maker is one of the few jobs that a Christian in Pakistan is permitted to do. It is a dawn to dusk type of job that often turns into a form of servitude because of the money “owed” to the owners. To meet their quota of bricks, a family is often forced to have their entire family working.
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