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July 06, 2015
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Philanthropy's Bid to End Slavery in the Modern Age

Alice Carfrae/Legatum Limited

Four-year-old Bipana Tamang helps her father at a brick kiln in Nepal. Entire families work in debt bondage throughout South Asia.

A philanthropic group opened its doors last year with a mission statement that echoed the anguished tracts of 19th-century abolitionists. Slavery is widespread and pernicious, the Freedom Fund declared, and we will raise private money to end it.

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