Ambulance for Female Laborers in Pakistan
Bring much-needed healthcare to Lahore’s female brickworkers.
Women and girls as young as 10 are among the 4.5 million people who labor in difficult conditions in the brickmaking kilns around Lahore, Pakistan. They perform backbreaking work in the sun, where temperatures have soared to a record 122°F/50°C. These women battle a range of health conditions—from smoke inhalation to skin cancer and burns—that are left untreated because they lack access to healthcare. The Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan wants to purchase an ambulance to help these workers. Staffed by a female doctor and nurse, it will serve a district of Lahore, a city where approximately 10,000 women and children work at the kilns.