Burned in Taiwan
17 images Created 16 Jun 2016
For many migrant workers, coming to Taiwan means a way to earn more money than they earn back home, even thought they have to pay hefty brokerage fees which garnish their wages for the first part of their three-year contracts. Kieu Van Dao worked in Taiwan for 9 years in a marble factory until he was burned in a factory accident. He was assured by his employer that he would be taken care of, but was eventually swept aside and stopped receiving his salary during his rehabilitation process. In the end, Van Dao had to pursue legal action to get fair compensation. His settlement amount was negotiated down to 50% less than he originally sought. Unable to work with his burned body, Kieu Van Dao now has to find out how to feed his family after his settlement money disappears.