Finding Freedom from Debt Bondage– May 2015 News

Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Finding Freedom from Debt Bondage– May 2015 News

Jean Paul is a character– full of life, witty and quick to offer a heart-warming smile.  For years, this father of six did all that he could to provide for his children, however it was never enough.  For several years, Jean Paul cut down thousands of mangrove trees to later be transported to larger cities for use as lumber for houses and fences.  This work was labor intensive, resulted in less than $2.00 a day and too often, Jean Paul never received his promised payment.

After being taken advantage of on a regular basis as a mangrove lumber supplier, Jean Paul started fishing for one of the local fish lords in Mahabana who entrapped him into debt bondage.  He struggled to feed his family and his children became malnourished. Tragically, two of his children, one around 10 years old and the other around 3 years old, died of starvation.  Click here to read the rest of Jean Paul’s story and other news written in our May newsletter.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: