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This photo is by Damon Lynch. Many of you have written to me or reblogged and asked about this boy. After many people contacted me to see if there was a way to help this boy, I emailed the photographer. Turns out there may be a way to help. Stay in touch for updates. Together I know that we can make a difference :)
Also to see more AMAZING photos from Damon Lynch please visit his website here or his flickr. 
I also want to thank you guys for having such big hearts and being so compassionate. I also wanted to help this boy but I didn’t think we could, I thought it’d be too complicated. So I really, really want to thank you, Tumblr community, for being so wonderful. :)
Here is the original post with his story.

Via newfilosofee

This photo is by Damon Lynch. Many of you have written to me or reblogged and asked about this boy. After many people contacted me to see if there was a way to help this boy, I emailed the photographer. Turns out there may be a way to help. Stay in touch for updates. Together I know that we can make a difference :)

Also to see more AMAZING photos from Damon Lynch please visit his website here or his flickr. 

I also want to thank you guys for having such big hearts and being so compassionate. I also wanted to help this boy but I didn’t think we could, I thought it’d be too complicated. So I really, really want to thank you, Tumblr community, for being so wonderful. :)

Here is the original post with his story.

Via newfilosofee

Filed under slavery

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“This young Pakistani boy works in a brick kiln on the outskirts of Lahore in Pakistan, making bricks. His parents owe the brick kiln owner 5,000 Pakistani rupees - less than US $100. Because of this debt, his family works as bonded laborers, which is illegal but all-to-common among brick kiln workers. He does not have the opportunity to attend school, and barring outside intervention, he will likely remain completely illiterate for the rest of his life, as are his parents. “
This is what Conservatives want to turn our country into as well.  They not only don’t want foreign aid to be used to rescue people like this, they want workers in our society to be subject to the same “market forces” that let things like this happen.
Newfilosofee decries, “I want to go find this boy, hug him, pay all his parents dues and apologize to him that the world is so cruel.”
Photo by Damon Lynch

This young Pakistani boy works in a brick kiln on the outskirts of Lahore in Pakistan, making bricks. His parents owe the brick kiln owner 5,000 Pakistani rupees - less than US $100. Because of this debt, his family works as bonded laborers, which is illegal but all-to-common among brick kiln workers. He does not have the opportunity to attend school, and barring outside intervention, he will likely remain completely illiterate for the rest of his life, as are his parents. “

This is what Conservatives want to turn our country into as well.  They not only don’t want foreign aid to be used to rescue people like this, they want workers in our society to be subject to the same “market forces” that let things like this happen.

Newfilosofee decries, “I want to go find this boy, hug him, pay all his parents dues and apologize to him that the world is so cruel.”

Photo by Damon Lynch

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