Transform children’s lives in Iqbal Masih’s honor

Iqbal Masih dreamed of the day that no child would suffer the horrors of child labor as he did. At the age of four he was sold into bonded labor, forced to work 14 hours a day in Pakistan’s rug industry. While other children were making friends and learning to read, Iqbal worked six days a week.

His hands bled, but his spirit never broke.

Please give now to help us raise $15,000 by April 30 to make Iqbal’s dream come true. Together we can save other girls and boys from the fate he experienced and give them lives of lasting hope.
 


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Iqbal’s Legacy

Two Afghan girls at the new Tapish Center day careThanks to friends like you who gave in Iqbal’s honor last year, we recently opened our new children’s center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two of the adorable new students are pictured at right. This safe haven is already helping 28 at-risk children avoid being forced to work, sold into bonded labor, or worse.

Please give again in Iqbal’s honor and help us raise $15,000 we need to help other at-risk children who are in desperate need right now in India, Afghanistan and Nepal. Iqbal is gone, but his voice can live on with your support today.


Donate to GoodWeave to honor Iqbal Masih’s memory and help end child labor.

Iqbal’s Story: A loom, a bullet and a legacy of hope

Iqbal Masih's childhood wasn't just stolen. It was sold for the equivalent of $12. At the age of four he was sold into bonded labor, forced to work 12 hours every day in Pakistan's rug industry. His hands bled, but his spirit never broke.

When he escaped at age 10, Iqbal made it his mission to save other "carpet kids" like him who were still trapped. He traveled for two years sharing his story and lending his voice to the fight against child labor.

But on April 16, Easter Sunday 1995, Iqbal was brutally murdered by the carpet mafia he exposed.

Iqbal is gone, but his voice can live on. Give today.


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