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Total funding goal: $20,000

Total funding to date: $4,110

Remaining goal: $15,890

Total Donors: 221


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Project start date: 11/30/1899

Project completion date: 11/30/1899

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General Status Update

Date: 07/18/2018

Fatima - A Film By Halimah Tariq

A short documentary that follows the noble works of Ghulam Fatima in helping female brick kiln workers trapped in bonded labor escape the crippling effects of acrid pollution and devastating disease. The film Fatima seen below, by Halimah Tariq won the grand prize for Green IS at the Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2018!

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General Status Update

Date: 07/18/2018

Aurora Prize Finalist - Syeda Ghulam Fatima

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Ambulance for Brickmakers in Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan

The Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan (BLLF) wants to purchase an ambulance to serve laborers at some of the 250 brickmaking kilns in a district of Lahore, Pakistan. Women and girls as young as 10 are among the 4.5 million brick kiln laborers in Pakistan. The ambulance will be staffed by a female doctor and nurse, which can treat a range of health challenges—from smoke inhalation to skin cancer—that are left untreated because they lack access to health care.

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Brick kiln laborers perform backbreaking work in the sun, where temperatures can soar as high as 122°F/50°C. Many are bonded laborers who are not allowed to leave the work site and have untreated health neeeds.

Halimah Tariq’s film Fatima, winner of the $2,500 Green IS environmental film award at the Girls Impact the World Film Festival, profiles the work of the leader of this project, Pakistani activist Syeda Ghulam Fatima.

Since 1988, BLLF has freed 80,000 bonded laborers who work in Pakistan’s carpet, agriculture, and brickmaking industries. The organization has helped brickworkers get identity papers and demand their rights. A few latrines and hand pumps for clean water have been installed at their living quarters.

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