Hope and healing: Rukhsana & Arshad family journey from slavery to a better future
Arshad, his wife Rukhsana, and their two young children were once a happy family. Arshad worked as a vegetable salesman and had been doing so for years, providing for his family and living a comfortable life. However, when Arshad fell ill and was no longer able to work, his family faced financial hardship. Desperate for a solution, Arshad took out a loan from relatives and used his savings to try and get back on his feet. Unfortunately, the loan wasn’t enough to cover the costs and a kiln owner offered him another loan.
Arshad and his family were then forced to work long, grueling shifts in the kiln (12+ hours/day, 7 days/week) in order to pay back the loan. Despite their best efforts, they couldn’t keep up with the payments and the debt only continued to grow. The kiln owner mistreated everyone, including Arshad and his family, and any time they resisted or tried to stand up for themselves, the abuse only worsened.
The loan was originally small, but over time it seemed to increase without any clear reason. Eventually, when work at the kiln slowed down, Arshad and his family were told they would be transferred to another kiln. However, it soon became clear that they had been sold and their debt had only grown further as a result.
As a result of all of this, Arshad and his family have been trapped in a cycle of debt and exploitation for the past 16 years. They have had to work long hours in difficult conditions, and have been mistreated by those in positions of power. It has been a truly heartbreaking and demoralizing experience for them, and one that they never could have imagined when they were a happy, thriving family.
Fortunately, through a mission we organized, Arshad and his family were able to break free from this cycle of slavery and abuse. They were redeemed in the middle of the night, relocated to a different region, and provided with new living accommodations and a clean slate. With the help of this organization, Arshad and his family were able to start anew and rebuild their lives.
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