Saturday, September 15, 2007


The brother of a friend of mine is a total piece of crap. He has 3 employees, the youngest being 8 years old. The children work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. They earn $15 US a month. If they do not do exactly as he says, he beats them. Sandy saw him violently shaking a child. My friend, who is as kind a person as I have ever met, has talked to his brother many times.

Child labor here is quite common, but this is despicable and far out of the accepted norms. I do not know what to do...I do not think there is anything that will change his ways. I did tell my friend that if I see him abusing the children (like working 16 hours a day is not abuse) I am going to stop him.

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