Shazia and her older brother and sister work with their parents in a brick factory in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. Officially, bonded labour was outlawed in Pakistan in the 1990s. The reality for Shazia’s family is that they are indebted to the factory owner to the sum of 119,000 rupees (about £900) and can expect to work fourteen-hour days for the foreseeable future.
The six-year-old girl liked the jewellery she found in her Blythswood shoebox and especially a doll. She had always wanted a doll. Blythswood’s partner organisation distributed nearly 1,300 boxes to brick factory workers and their children.
Photo Above: Shazia: this six-year-old worker had always wanted a doll