Srey Leap’s travel to China was facilitated through a local broker who lived in the same village as her. At the time, Srey Leap was very young and still studying at high school. The broker went to Srey Leap’s house and spoke to her mother.
For an estimated 4 million Burmese migrants in Thailand with few job opportunities, the promise to work on a fishing boat — as a dockworker or in seafood processing facilities — is often too good to pass up. But this industry has some of the worst labor trafficking in the world.