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At Afghan Brickworks, Family Trapped In Cycle Of Debti
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January 28, 2013
Zabit Khan and his nine children are bonded laborers working to pay off family debts at a brick factory in Afghanistan. The Khans are among thousands of Afghans stuck in an unending cycle of debt and poverty with little hope of escape. (Produced by Sabawoon of RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan; written by Frud Bezhan)

At Afghan Brickworks, Family Trapped In Cycle Of Debt

Published 28 January 2013

Zabit Khan and his nine children are bonded laborers working to pay off family debts at a brick factory in Afghanistan. The Khans are among thousands of Afghans stuck in an unending cycle of debt and poverty with little hope of escape. (Produced by Sabawoon of RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan; written by Frud Bezhan)


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by: Jorjo from: Florida
January 28, 2013 20:48
Why didn't the reporter ask the father if he was in such dire circumstances - why he decided to have 9 children? The narration says he knew he was sick 20 years ago, all the kids are less than 10 or around. Appears to me it is a case of making choices but not willing to take the responsibility for the consequences of those choices. No sympathy from me. Just pity for the kids.

by: Jake from: London
January 31, 2013 07:25
Dear Jorjo, you would probably be in the same situation if you grew up under those circumstances. I guess this man believes his kids will take care of him.