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Brick Kilns

Pakistan’s population has grown from 40 Million in 1947, to nearly 200 Million today (for real!), and the infrastructure is fighting to keep up. As you drive through the cities, piles of bricks – tipped from the back of dumper trucks – fill residential areas, ready for use. And in the country, tall chimneys lead you to small communities of [mostly Christian] workers and bond slaves who are making bricks out of the ground to sustain the business interests of a master.

It is staggeringly normal to see children working in the kilns. They don’t complain. But they also don’t smile very much. No one seems to. They just keep going, while the smallest children run around on their own.