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You Can Free A Family From Slavery

Help impoverished Christians trapped in Pakistan’s brick kilns. Donate now.

You can help us reach a special goal: freeing 50 families.

Meet their needs—and provide a pathway to freedom!

Your $900 gift provides debt relief for one family, freeing them from the nightmare of bonded labor.  

Your $500 gift supplies financial training & small business stipends, so they can remain debt-free.  

Your $100 gift provides mobile medical care and free medication for sick kiln workers.  

Your $60 gift supplies food relief kits, helping them avoid predatory loans for everyday necessities.  

Your Gift Will Transform Lives

The team at Global Christian Relief has identified 50 deserving Christian families—hardworking men, women and children—who are crying out for relief from Pakistan’s brick kilns.


Unable to achieve freedom on their own due to predatory loan debt, they desperately need your help. We’ve met each family personally, and God has given us a vision to see every one of them freed in the coming months. But as a donor-funded ministry, we can’t do it without you.

Slavery Still Exists Today

In Pakistan, minority Christians have few choices. Discriminated against by the Muslim majority, believers are deprived of education, good jobs, and a living wage—simply because of their faith. They must often take out predatory loans from the brick kiln industry when they can’t afford food, rent, or even a simple trip to the doctor.


Believing they will pay off their loans in a year’s time by making bricks in the kilns, Christians are ensnared for life by garnished wages, soaring interest, and snowballing debt that can never be repaid. That’s why Global Christian Relief is responding to this terrible injustice with an unprecedented opportunity: you can help free 50 families from slavery!

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Families like the Parvez's are suffering

Aamir & Fatima Parvez inherited medical debt after Aamir’s father became ill and died. Their financial situation only worsened when Fatima needed a C-section surgery during a pregnancy.

For nearly twenty years, they’ve made thousands of bricks a day, yet their unpaid debt of just $1,020 continues to grow. They pray for freedom—but they can’t escape on their own. Your compassionate gift today can be the miracle this desperate family needs.

A Gift of Any Amount Goes a Long Way

Our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering from injustice and oppression in Pakistan’s brick kilns. Your gift today will release them from slavery—and empower them to be a light for Jesus in their communities.

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Maryam's Story

Home to an estimated 20,000 brick kilns, Pakistan holds a dark secret: impoverished Christians like Maryam make up a large portion of the kiln workforce. There, believers are exposed to hazardous conditions, including thick smoke and dust. Many struggle from serious respiratory issues, yet their garnished wages make it difficult to afford basic health care.


Sadly, Maryam watched her husband die of severe asthma after they were trapped in the kilns for twenty years due to an $862 loan. But thanks to our generous supporters, Maryam’s debt was recently paid off: she is now free! Your gift today can help another at-risk family find freedom.


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“We prayed … that God would help us pay our loans so our children can be free. Now, He has given this to us. We are so blessed.”

— Maryam, a freed Christian widow

What is the average amount of debt?

The loan amounts vary but can be as little as a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. On average, the families we work with have a debt of $800 - $1,000 US.

Is bonded slavery legal in Pakistan?

Bonded labor was technically banned in 1992, but these kilns continue operating and thriving due to government oversight, corruption, and the influence of the kiln owners. In many ways, this type of slavery is part of the societal norms inside Pakistan.

Do those who get their debt paid off leave the kilns?

Most of the families we work with do not leave immediately. They would need additional income to afford a home or apartment outside of the kilns. However, when they are freed from bonded slavery, their wage increases, they are no longer under the authority of the owner and the income generation projects we provide help them plan by developing another trade and an extra income to one day leave the kilns. There are exceptions, and some families can leave quickly because of their circumstances, but most of the time leaving the kilns takes 1-2 years of planning and saving.

What do you do to help after you pay off their bonded debt?

While families are in bonded slavery, we help provide schools for their children, mobile medical clinics and vocational training and when we release a family from bonded slavery, we provide an income generating project they can use to build a business outside of the kilns. And we have just launched a 6-week financial training course for all the families we help free.

What do they get paid daily?

Pay fluctuates, but often they are paid between $3 - $5 a day and those wages are garnished for interest and their debt payment which often leaves them with as little as $1.50 a day.

How young do the kids start working?

It varies by family, but young teenagers are tasked with helping their family by working in the kilns and many times they start younger than that.

Does your org do financial training?

Yes! Our partners are launching a 6-week financial training course for the families we release.

How widespread is the issue of bonded slavery in Pakistan?

Although it is banned, the industry is unregulated. There are an estimated 20,000 brick kilns in Pakistan, most of whose workers are in bonded slavery.

Does this anger the brick kiln owners when someone leaves?

We approach the owners through our partners who are respected and have long-lasting relationships with the brick kilns. We are incredibly careful in each case to make sure the debt relief is seen as a business enhancement for the owners. This is a delicate process that is vetted carefully by our partners on the ground to ensure the safety of the families and to foster a positive relationship with the owners.

How do you set up meetings with the owners?

Our partners on the ground have forged relationships with owners from many kilns across Pakistan. They have trusted relationships with them and set up meetings to discuss debt relief well in advance.

Are other families jealous when another is freed?

We make every effort to do the debt relief without attracting attention from the entire kiln, but there is always potential for other Christian families to see what happens and to become jealous or frustrated that they are still in bondage. It speaks to the massive need to free Christian families across the 20,000 brick kilns.

What would it cost to buy a complete kiln and change the system?

We are currently brainstorming ideas around purchasing kilns and turning over the management to Pakistani Christian business leaders, but at this point we do not have any plans to purchase a brick kiln.