Real Stories: Hope Lives Here

To get a sense of what life is really like for children who are forced into child labour it’s important to look at some real-life stories. Some of the stories below reflect problems that persist, while others show positive change.

A conversation with Mondelez International on ethical chocolate

Find out what we learned from the producer of Cadbury products on their efforts to source ethical cocoa.

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Backbreaking labour: Srey's Story

13 year-old Srey Neang works and lives in a brick factory. See her story.

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Voices Top 10 Ethical Shopping Tips

Incorporating these practical actions into your life will help you becoming a more ethical consumer.

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Weaving A Childhood Away

Serkalem, 15, has been labouring since age 9. Long hours of labour left her with persistent pain and little ability to study.

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Story of a Child Mother

Sobita's mother forced her to marry when she was only in grade one and became pregnant shortly after.

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A Child in the Coffee Forests

Alberto works on local corn and coffee farms, threatened by snakes, rats and unkind adults.

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