Individuals and families working in the brick kiln fields endure hard work in extreme temperatures for very little pay. They do not earn enough to sufficiently take care of their families’ needs and to keep food on the table. Brick kiln owners will offer to loan them money, which only enslaves them longer to repay the debt. They will never be able to repay the loans by themselves. This is modern day slavery. By law, children must be 10 years old before they can work in the fields, but there are children younger than 10 who work in the fields. They have no guarantee that they will receive all their wages on pay day. If they don’t, there is nothing they can do about it. The brick kiln owners have complete control over them.
- Brick Kiln Workers