November 26th, 2013

Documentary: Malawi’s shocking tobacco plantation children exploitation

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 at 2:33pm

Meet the 80,000 children working like slaves on Malawi’s tobacco plantations For downloads and more information visit: thousand Malawian children are enslaved by a worldwide addiction. Despite serious health risks and missing out on an education, the exploitation continues without effective government or industry action.”Without the kids the tobacco would rot”, says Josepha, whose son Shepherd works on her tobacco field.

Enticed by promises of high incomes and fertiliser loans, peasants are being encouraged to switch from corn to tobacco. In an ironic twist, the little money made from growing tobacco is being spent on corn. Handling tobacco with bare hands equals…