Kevin Bales, President of Free the Slaves, and his Ristretto

Kevin Bales is the President and Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, a four-star charity dedicated to ending slavery worldwide, and author of Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves. And (we’re pretty proud of this), he uses our Ristretto bag:
“So I am in love with my Ristretto, I work in human rights and go places that are way off the tourist routes (no running water, no electricity, people with guns, etc.) and this little bag has gone with me into the Eastern Congo war zone, Ghana, up into the Amazon, down with the tigers in Bangladesh, as well as being very cool looking in London, Paris, and Tokyo.”

Kevin Bales, President of Free the Slaves, and his Ristretto
Kevin sent us the above photo: “I did a quick look to see if the bag was in any recent photos – and there it was in rural Bangladesh, down in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Sundarbans Forest (mangrove islands). The boy I am interviewing had just been freed from slavery on an small island where thugs had set up a fish-processing camp and cut the protected forest. The tigers that lived in the forest were now under pressure and were sometimes taking the enslaved children for prey. This little guy was still pretty much in shock, hence the dazed look.”

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