These people earn so little that they cannot take care of themselves nor their families. With limited resources, they are in no position to terminate any kind of degrading work they are compelled to do. So right now, the physical chains you would expect to see, is invisible! These victims cannot literarily terminate their work agreement without fearing to be abused. While a person is enslaved, the owner is entitled to the productivity of the slave’s labour, without any remuneration.
For example someone who has been forced. Forced can be elaborated, I mean literarily forced, or enticed, lured, deceived or threatened to work basically around the clock, with no form of respect or appreciation for their work. At the end of the day, the person has to give away their hard earned cash, or a large part of it to someone else. But for who do they have to work for?. Who are they salves to?. Who do they produce for or render services to?. Apart from the person or network directly profiting from their work by forcefully taking the money they earn, the products they make and the services they render, finds its way into our global retail and consumer industry.
Meaning products made by people who are being exploited, may stand in your face at your favourite discounter, flagship store, shopping mall, online store. They are everywhere. But the good news is that there are so many retailers now who are aware and strive to be more responsible and cautious about the products and services they sell to you.
They work so hard to make sure their businesses, products and services is slavery free, exploitation free, human trafficking fee, meaning fairly produced with love for consumers around the world. I am a global citizen, you are a global citizen who consumes from all over the world, think about your coffee, your foodstuff, your clothing, your gemstones and jewelries, your shoes, your chocolate, your fuel. You see, this makes it our responsibility to promote and support responsible retailers and producers anyway we can, no matter how little it is.
Is there slavery happening in your beloved city. Slavery that we know now, human trafficking affects every country of the world. Either as a donor country, meaning where enslaved people come from or as a transit country, meaning where they are transported through or as a destination country meaning, where they get exploited. How does slavery, human trafficking affect our lives, our values, as believers or nonbelievers, as fashionistas, as foodies, as tourists or just as humans. As entrepreneurs we have a responsibility to give those a voice that cannot be heard. Join my creators lab program using the form beneath to know when I launch and get updates. Follow me on Instagram @joadreapp.