Families Set Free

Families Set Free

Mission Organization

A Problem That You Can Solve

Did you know that there are approximately 1,000,000 Christians who are enslaved in brick making factories in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan? You can help rescue them...one family at a time.

Why You Should Get Involved

There are 211,000,000 people in Pakistan, almost all of whom are Muslim. There are 3,500,000 Christians, but they are kept in generational poverty. When a Christian family has a medical emergency, they often have no option but to borrow money from a brick making factory. As a result, they have to move into the factory and make 1,000 bricks every day, or their debt goes up. Unfortunately, they are never paid enough to pay back their debt. In fact, if the parents die, other family members inherit the debt. There are generations of families trapped... all because they cannot repay a debt of only a few hundred dollars. As a result of this, their children are not in school (they are making bricks), which perpetuates this poverty.

It is not right that 1,000,000 Christians are enslaved in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is time to rise up and rescue them!

'Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6

What You Can Do

You can support teams on the ground in Pakistan who are quietly negotiating with brick kiln owners, paying off debts, and freeing families from slavery. You can provide the resources to release them. Your gifts will get them housing, food, and help them own a small business to provide for themselves. The children will get into school for the first time.

We have actually freed three generations of families from brick slavery. One man, who was 75 years old, had been a slave since he was 15 years old. We recently rescued him, and his son, and grandchildren. You can only imagine the joy they have to be free!

What does it cost?

On average it costs only $200 per person to release someone from a lifetime of slavery. There are additional costs for housing, and job assistance, but you can change the trajectory of someone's life for only $200.

Where can I give?

Please scroll down to set up a donation. All donations are tax deductible, according to IRS law.

Documentary Support

You can read an article and watch a documentary by the Arab based Al Jazeera News Channel which discusses this evil: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2019/10/21/the-spiralling-debt-trapping-pakistans-brick-kiln-workers.

"Forced to work at gunpoint from dawn to dusk, young children, elders, men and women are all tortured at the hands of wealthy kiln owners who rape them, humiliate them, and leave them to suffer in poverty without food, clothing and shelter." 1
About us:

Because of the sensitive nature of our work, we are keeping everything confidential. We are a team of very experienced business/ministry executives. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact us at info@familiessetfree.org.

Syeda Ghulam Fatima is a Pakistani labour rights activist and General Secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation front Pakistan, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the Aurora Forum. Source: https://news.trust.org/item/20190806122625-uyhst
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All donations are tax deductible, according to IRS law.