Mar 31, 2020

I wish to become a social worker

Name: Lakshmi* 15 years

Education: 9th standard

Address: SRKT Colony, Narasarao pet, Guntur District.

Lakshmi (15 years) is the daughter of  Mrs. anjali * who got married in the year 2002. They have given birth to two children i.e., Santhi Kumari and her elder brother.  The family is facing deep financial problems as the head of the family is an alcoholic and also addicted to illegal affairs. As a painter he used to earn meager sums which are spent to fulfill his bad habits without taking care of any of the family responsibilities. He had no concern either family or his health concern that thrown the lives of Anjali and her children in to unwanted hurdles. As there is no support to the family by any means, the boy has stopped his studies in his 9th standard and remained in home.

 The girl’s mother  learnt tailoring which she wanted to make best use of source of her income to nourish children and sustain her family. Hence, she tried for some credit from the persons whom she acquainted among their tenants. But, the tenants whom she approached for money support have perverted her luring for easy money. Since, she is in the crises without any helping hand at the moment; she had entangled in to the vicious cycle of prostitution and started earning money. After some time she bought a sewing machine and started tailoring too while continuing in prostitution as the money she earn from tailoring is so scanty that could not suffice to meet her family expense. She expressed her wish with her heart’s content that,” my son has stopped education and he is in no way concern over education right now.

 My strong desire is to continue my daughter’s education and I want to see her at a position where she could respect herself and makes us to be respected in the society. I trust my girl that she works hard and achieve apex position in her future if she is supported with due care and concern over her education” she requested. HELP organisation as part of its prevention of second generation being trafficked programme extended support to the girl.

 The girl *Lakshmi stated that “I am so fortunate enough that I have been supported by HELP through GlobalGiving to continue my education. I wish to become a social worker and serve the needy people. They have paid my examination fee which allowed me to write my final examinations and now I am going to admit in 10th standard with the helping hand of GlobalGiving for which I would like to express my cordial gratitude”

*The names of all the girls/women have been changed to protect their identity.

Dec 30, 2019

i am ready to overcome my unfortunate circumstance

bharani case study
bharani case study

Bharani (18) was from Nellore. Her father name was Subramanyam. Mother was Jyoti. She committed suicide setting on fire after realizing he had already got married by then and had three kids.

Bharani was three months old by that time. Bharani’s father’s first wife was Lalitha, a nurse. She used to be very kind with Bharani and cared more than her own children. As Bharani’s father started a small petty shop and asked her to stop working as a daily labor, she stopped attending her job for the fear of being doubted by her husband, she started working at fish culture packing industry.

Bharani’s father gradually, out of mental trauma about second wife’s death, he turned to be a drunkard. He used to beat first wife Lalitha often severely without any reason at nights. Lalitha who was very weak physically bore everything with patience as she loves her family very much. Bharani’s father had kidney and nerve issues. Lalitha used to be hopeless with all the issues. Later, when Bharani got matured, her mom took debts from different relatives. Previously, she was indebted to many due to the issues of her husband. Later, unable to bear financial and mental issues, she committed suicide after getting hit by the train at the railway track. The family members lately realized her death. All her children i.e one girl, two boys and Bharani loved their mom and were shocked at this sudden happening.

Later, Bharani was sheltered under Grandmother’s care. She used to work at frawns (Aqua) Company locally. Out of personal issues, her brothers poisoned her father a short period after her mother’s death. Later, they also tortured her with different reasons physically. Unable to spare, Bharani fled away with a neighboring guy who flirted her for long. He was nice to her till her first pregnancy. Later, he got some papers signed by Bharani that intended there would be no relation between him and her along with her kid. In this gap, some neighbors pitied her and sent her to kaikaluru for some period. Later, local heads alleged her of loving somebody and fleeing away. Her husband took away her kid creating negative impression on her in the eyes of villagers. Over a period of time, Bharani realized he was in love with some lady and she attempted suicide with frustration. Her husband left her and went away with her lover. There was no use even after local village heads probed him to stay with Bharani. With the suggestion of her grandmother, she left her native place.   She was 14 by that time.

While searching for jobs, she was lured by different brothel agents whom she believed innocently. She was cheated everywhere. Finally, when she was working at frawns (aqua) company, her relative who was brother in law by relation and had kids by then already has raped her and sent to brothel. In this period, she got close to a flirt namely Rajasekhar and he very cunningly sent her to a brothel in Markapur. She was caught in a police raid and taken to Markapur police station. Later she was sent to HELP Asha Sadan Rehabilitaton home in the month of July 2017 for counseling and rehabilitation services.

She had both physical and mental health problems, it took her a considerable period of time, to come back to normalcy. She had learnt “embroidery” & “Jute Bag makings in the ASHA SADAN rehabilitation home.

 “Many days of my life have already gone by,” says Bharani. “But now I want to do good work in the time that’s remaining.”  

 Bharani is motivated to succeed thanks to your compassionate gift. She is willing to overcome her unfortunate circumstances to provide a better life for her and her children. Thank you for changing her life.

Oct 7, 2019

now i am happy

Lakshmi is 15 years old. She is from Schedule Tribe (nomadic tribal) community and belongs to Raju Mantri colony in Ongole. Her family consists of 5 members including her mother, two brothers and one sister and one boy studies 3rd class in a school. Personal background: Lakshmi was neglected by her mother after she had given birth to latter but assigned her the responsibility of taking care of their younger kids. All children were sent to private convents. But, Lakshmi was used as a housemaid. Moreover, Lakshmi was later sent to collect hair from households. She used to earn almost one thousand rupees per day but she had hardly any money left with her. Her earnings were not utilized for her to feed herself three meals a day. Her mother used to take hold of all the money. Over a period of time, Lakshmi loved an auto driver and had sexual relation with him. Her mother realized this and made a mess to collect compensation of rs.50, 000/- from the auto driver through a grievance meeting in presence of village heads. After receiving the money, her mother didn’t use the money for Lakshmi marriage but, she used it for her children education. She again got close to the auto driver and he slowly got her habituated to commercial sex work. When he was sexually harassed and tortured her physically along with five more guys she ran away naked on sea shore of Chirala, the police got the information and rescued her. She was referred to Asha Sadan run by HELP for her protective care and rehabilitation. She get basic needs, trauma counseling and to learn skill training as part of rehabilitation services. She is trained in making jute bags in the Asha Sadan home. Now she could enjoy the joyful days she is being spent in shelter home and accelerating a step forward towards a bright light of her life because of your immense support. Lakshmi expressed her deep hearted gratitude and wish to remain so grateful to Global Giving with its donor who supported her for a great positive change in her life. We will let you know the further progress. Thanks a lot for your Support in Changing lives of victims of human trafficking. *Lakshmi’s identity has been changed to protect her and to keep her safe.

 
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