Each year in Haiti, more than a quarter of a million children from the poorest families end up in virtual slavery - after their parents give them away to people who promise their sons and daughters a better life.
Reporter Mike Thomson met some of the so called 'restavek' youngsters, and other children with disabilities. He discovered there are organisations in Haiti trying to offer both groups a better future.
Photographs and audio by Mike Thomson. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 3 December 2009.
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