Like millions enslaved at India’s notorious brick kilns, Raju Vanvasi endured dehumanizing mistreatment. All because he had borrowed 7,000 rupees, about $100.
The money lender said paying off the debt would be simple, just make bricks at a friend’s factory. It would be even easier if his wife would work too. But it didn’t turn out that way. It was a scam, a debt-slavery trap.