Posts Tagged "Human Trafficking"

Our 2012 Report Card

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s almost the last day of 2012 and in an effort of good faith, we wanted to share a little bit about what we’ve been doing this year. Many of you give generously to our work and you deserve to know where that money goes. In the year 2012: We provided weekly counseling for nine girls/women rescued from the sex industry. We provided daily educational classes for nine girls including the following subjects: math, history, science, English, Bible, Hindi and art. We did art therapy with the girls and sold their semester projects in order to help raise money for their...

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*Gita, 18 years old

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

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*Leel, 19 years old

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

“My mother was a temple prostitute. She expired two years ago from HIV. I miss her so much. She loved me very much and kept me out of that life. I cannot stay in my village as they keep trying to force me into prostitution. I do not want to lead that life. My mother told me to lead a better life, to do better things. My sister is married and has children-she cannot take care of me. I have a younger brother to provide for. I do not know what to do. How can I provide? I don’t want to do that life.” Leel is gentle and kind. Her doe like presence is approachable and she radiates...

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Our girls each chose one word to describe their lives before coming to Ashraya Mission-the thing that was keeping them ‘in chains’ so to speak. Isn’t it wonderful we serve a God that breaks chains? “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” Psalm 107:13-15 Thank you to everyone who helped give the girls new words without...

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A Note From Our Intern: Hannah

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

With the exception of having female roommates in college I have never known what it is like to have sisters.  I have three brothers, two older and one younger. It always baffled people’s minds when they find out I’m the only girl with three boys in the family. “What’s it like?” they ask. It’s just normal for me, totally used to it. Dirty bathrooms, smelly laundry, bro’ talk… the usual. A little over a week ago 6 girls (ages 12-24) moved into Ashraya Mission, finally! We all call each other sisters, I love it. The eight of us (KB and I, and the 6 girls) share one bathroom. We...

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