Vardy was sold for $25 USD so his dad could buy narcotics. Vardy tried to run away from the trafficker, but he was caught, beaten him with a cane and tied hand and foot. Vardy was then sold to a the owner of a rock quarry. In the quarry, people were reduced to living like animals, fighting over food and abusing each other in every possible way. The burning sun and bare rock made working in the quarry blur into endless days of beatings and starvation rations. Vardy regularly saw workers die from accidents, and the ambivalent managers didn't provide any care to dying workers.
One night, one of our field teams snuck into the place where the workers slept and rescued a dozen children. Vardy came to live at The Sylom Children's Home where he slowly began to recover from the physical hardship of the quarry. Today, he is fully recovered physically, and has started attending school for the first time in his life. Vardy wants to become a teacher and loves reading stories about India's past.
When you sponsor Vardy, 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.