Story About Ex-Slave
Updated: Jul 25, 2019
L had been a slave since his childhood. His mother and father were born into and died in slavery, and all his brothers were slaves. In 1998, Marian redeemed him, freeing him from slavery by paying Rs. 35,000 ($450). He was one of the Kamaiyas with the largest amount of debt. He got married and now has 2 children.
L is a hard working and industrious man. He works as a rickshaw driver, tractor driver, and cement mixer, among other things. He recently bought land in Tikapur and is earning a living wage. His children will not grow up in slavery like he did. L's story is a beautiful one of future hope and serves as an encouragement to us all.