Their living and working conditions were dangerous and dreadful. Elias Vieira da Silva and Nerisvan da Silva Elias survived in a dilapidated shack, sleeping on hammocks and pelted by rain. They had no clean drinking water. There was no bathroom. They endured frequent exposure to toxic chemicals.
But now, thanks to urgent action by our Brazilian front-line partner organization, the two are free from slavery. They’ve received critical medical care and thousands of dollars in compensation from the cattle rancher who read more >