Human Commodity

Money is a means of exchange used to acquire goods or even status. But what happens when a person becomes a form of wealth?

Fanny Clonch is now a high school teacher living in Chicago. But for a period of her childhood, after being orphaned in Morocco, she was trapped in households where she was nothing more than a commodity. The story of her grandmother, who as a child had been sold into slavery and eventually escaped, inspired Fanny to find a way out.


This story also aired on Radio Netherland Worldwide’s The State We’re In.