A look at the lives of some of the women who work in Pakistan’s brick kilns to pay off debts often passed down through generations.
Navila Shirali, 17, a brick factory worker, poses for a picture March 5 at her job site in Mandra, near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her father is in debt to his employer for 500,000 rupees (about $5,000). Tens of thousands of other poor Pakistanis work hard in brick kilns, agriculture fields and other hard labor across Pakistan in what is called “bonded labor” to pay off family loans often passed down through generations. Muhammed Muheisen/AP Buy Photo