Stories of Rescue

Testimonies of RAM’s work.

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SHAMA’S STORY

SHAMA’S STORY

Shama and her family were enslaved in brick kiln factory. Because Shama contracted polio in her childhood, she is disabled and cannot walk and work properly. She was suffering great pain from working at the brick kiln, but unless she and her family met a daily quota...

NAILA’S STORY

NAILA’S STORY

18-year-old Naila was hit in the head with a steel rod during a fight in her area. She lost a lot of blood and had to have surgery. Because of that, doctors recommended that she not remain in hot weather for too long.  Unfortunately, Naila’s family did not have their...

Fatima’s Rescue

Fatima’s Rescue

Fatima was a 55-year old woman working in a brick factory in Lalyani, one hour south of Islamabad. She was brutally tortured by the brick factory owner because she refused to work on a day she felt particularly weak and ill.  RAM took her to a hospital, but the...

Qaiser & Nadeem’s rescue

Qaiser & Nadeem’s rescue

Twin brothers Qaiser and Nadeem were sold into slavery to a feudal lord when they were five-years-old by their parents to pay for the wedding of their daughter. In Pakistan, parents absolutely must provide a dowry for the daughter's wedding so this poor family had no...

Farzana’s RESCUE

Farzana’s RESCUE

Farzana and Babar were a young Christian couple with two children, Sharon and Fariha, who worked in a brick kiln. RAM came to meet Farzana when she attended a vocational training workship hosted by RAM. Farzana told us that about their situation in the brick kiln. She...

Imran’s Rescue

Imran’s Rescue

A Christian man living in a village on the outskirts of Lahore, Imran was working in a textile factory as a sweeper. In January of 2019, Imran had not received his salary since October of 2018. Everytime he asked his manager for this salary, the manager told him that...

Arif Masih & Family’s rescue

Arif Masih & Family’s rescue

Arif Masih is a poor Christian man born in a brick kiln where his father and grandfathers were working as a slave. Nasreen, his wife, has the same background. They got married in a brick kiln with the previous debts of their respective families. God blessed them with...

Aqsa’s Rescue

Aqsa’s Rescue

Day in and out all she has known is work. In a society where men virtually dictate everything, Aqsa represents thousands of young women with little hope to find a better life. The term “better life” does not mean the same that you and I would think. To a Pakistani...

Mukhtar’s Rescue

Mukhtar’s Rescue

As Pakistan continue to struggle with corruption, injustice, unemployment, extremism, and political turmoil, we remain faithful to our call to help the destitute and needy. As Mukhtar Masih sat in the RAM office groaning with hunger, and covered in bruises and lashes...

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