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The Faces of Modern Slavery: Bonded Labor

Fact Sheet
December 3, 2012


An employment agency paid for Achara’s plane ticket to her new job in another part of the country, saying she could repay the money with the work she would do. She has been paying off that ticket for the past seven years as a victim of BONDED LABOR.

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