Freed from bonded labour! – March 18th 2020
Barnabas Fund 10 March 2020
Christian families set free from the yoke of bonded labour in Pakistan’s brick-kilns because of the generosity of Barnabas Fund supporters are, in turn, releasing their brothers and sisters from the same burden of debt!
The 1,001 families whose lives have been transformed since Barnabas first stepped in to help in 2017 have since given enough money themselves to free another 86 families caught in the quagmire of debt.
Many of the freed families have voluntarily and joyfully set aside a small portion of their wages, low as they are, to donate to a “revolving loan fund” which is used to repay the debts of other bonded Christian labourers. The freed families are thrilled to be in a position to help other believers.
Widower and father-of-two, James Iqbal, who was freed in Phase 1 of the project, back in 2017, said “It will be my utmost priority to lend a hand in this noble cause in helping my other brothers and sisters. We had never imagined that we could be free.”
His contributions and those of other freed families, gathered together, are what have set free the extra 86 Christian families.