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Here's How Photos On "Humans Of New York" Are Changing Lives In Pakistan

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Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton toured Pakistan this summer and posted a photo of this distressed mother from Lahore on Aug. 13.

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Another photo of the same woman followed right after on the same day.

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On Aug. 14, HONY posted that the woman had been located and a system was set up for donating cash to her or helping her with accommodation and medical services.

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Earlier on in his trip, Stanton interviewed this man from Passu. He had been critically injured in an accident and was still paying for his tractor, which had also been destroyed in the accident.

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Facebook user Abdullah Sabir set up a Gofundme page for the man's medical expenses and his tractor. He has been identified as Abdul Shakoor.

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The page and the uploader of the video, Muniba Mazari, both claim that Pakistan's Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) has taken responsibility for collecting funds and rightfully using them for Shakoor's medical expenses and tractor debt.

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On Aug. 15, HONY posted a photo of Syeda Ghulam Fatima, a social worker known for her work toward ending bonded labour in Pakistan’s brick kilns.

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Pakistan has about 20,000 brick kilns where thousands of men, women, and children work after being tricked into a life of growing debt. They are baited by small loans. Stanton describes bonded labour as "an extremely close cousin of slavery."

This HONY-recommended Vice documentary by Fazeelat Aslam sheds further light on bonded labour and Syeda's struggle in Pakistani brick kilns.

Several photos of Fatima were posted on the page and an account was set up to help her small organisation, Bonded Labour Liberation Front, do better.

As of today, $250,000 has been raised for the organisation to help Fatima fight bonded labour.

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