Posts Tagged "Human Trafficking"

*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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Freedom

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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*Pria, 24

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

*Names have been changed to protect privacy of the girls. Each girl chose her alternate identity and actually had a lot of fun doing it! This is a piece of their stories. Her name is Pria*, she is 24 years of age. Her mother was a temple prostitute and forced her into the trade when she was 11 years of age. For over ten years she was used and harmed in this world. Three years ago she was freed and now is facing the aftermath of her previous life-and figuring out how to provide for her 10 year old and 8 year old in the process. You might remember her from the blog post about painting...

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*Sapana, 17 years old

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

*Names have been changed to protect privacy of the girls. Each girl chose her alternate identity and actually had a lot of fun doing it! This is a piece of their stories. “I was completing 10 standard when my mom died. She needed an operation and we couldn’t afford it. She bled a lot. She died on the floor of our house. The walls were blue and she was wearing a green sari. It was night time and we did not eat dinner. I was so sad. After she died I could not go to school. I had to work to support myself. I do not know who my father is. I didn’t have anyone. The pastor brought...

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