Updated: 10:20 AM All this week we've been telling you about a local organization that has journeyed around the world and back to save children from one of the most horrible injustices in the world: slavery. The Mercy Project's very first rescue was made possible by some of you watching tonight.
Updated: 9:09 AM We've been telling you about the painful stories of children who have been sold into slavery inside a tiny remote fishing village on the coast of Ghana, Africa. We've even heard directly from the slave masters themselves on why the problem persists. In her continuing special report, News 3's Nicole Morten shows us how an organization based in College Station is trying to rescue these children.
Updated: 8:14 AM Every year in Ghana thousands of children are sold into forced labor by parents desperate to raise money for the survival of their families. Many of these parents are so desperate that they've sold their children for a ten dollar bill. Human trafficking is a major problem in the U-S, but in Ghana, Africa, it's become an epidemic.
Updated: 10:52 AM They're heart-wrenching to hear -- but the stories unearth an ongoing epidemic into one of the largest injustices in the world: Slavery. It continues in the U-S... and in third world countries -- it's become the norm. The founder of a local organization has found himself fighting a battle inside one of the largest child trafficking rings in the world, in Ghana, Africa.
Updated: 10:52 PM Many of us have experienced the feelings of stress and worry that come with financial hardships. Some of you may find a second or even third job, others may sell anything they have to get by. But for many parents out there watching -- imagine yourself at rock bottom -- imagine being approached with a price for your child. Would you do it?
- We follow the villagers into their little mud-brick church. They've clearly already discussed and organized a system, and the kids are sorted according to the list of trafficked children.