Matcha's father gambled him away in a card game. The man that won Matcha sold him to a rock quarry. In the rock quarry, Matcha was forced to work in the most inhumane conditions for 12 hours a day. He was beaten when he made mistakes or worked too slow. Older boys bullied him and stole the tiny amounts of food he was given. Matcha was eventually rescued when some of our partners heard about the rock quarry where he was enslaved.
Today, Matcha is 11 years old, and he lives at The Sylom Children's Home. He wants to become a police officer and he wants help children never be slaves.
When you sponsor Matcha, you take care of his needs for food and education. You'll get updates from time to time about how you've made a difference and learn about the significant things happening in his life.
When you do what you can For One, you help end child slavery for good.
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*The name used is a pseudonym to protect this child’s identity.