Masud Ali Yakub says going to work abroad was a “big mistake.” In 2014 he paid $7,500 for a 3-year work permit in Qatar. He borrowed much of the money. Yakub hoped to get a job as a driver but only found low-paying work installing drywall. Yakub at home now with his daughter in Dhaka says he’s still paying off his loans.

Masud Ali Yakub says going to work abroad was a “big mistake.” In 2014 he paid $7,500 for a 3-year work permit in Qatar. He borrowed much of the money. Yakub hoped to get a job as a driver but only found low-paying work installing drywall. Yakub at home now with his daughter in Dhaka says he’s still paying off his loans