A 15 year-old Cambodian girl was asked to stamp her thumbprint signature on agreement papers. The agreement would have forced her into a life of servitude and bondage to a stranger. The girl’s uncle needed money, and saw no other way….
The story has a happy ending, though. CGI was able to intervene and provide another option for this family. But many stories don’t end this way. The signature imprint of a finger can sign away freedom forever. We’ve created the Imprint Project as a way to fight back.