Life has not been easy for 27-year-old Anya. Married at 14, left widowed by HIV at 20, she was left, HIV positive, parenting her young daughter. Thankfully she had some support from her parents, who she lived with, along with her two younger brothers and daughter, now 10. She had a job at a massage center. Little did she know that her life was going to take yet another drastic turn. There was a raid at the massage center one day and Anya, along with others, was taken into custody and placed at the Government Vigilance home.
The staff got to know Anya, as she diligently attended all the sessions conducted by the caseworker. One of the sessions was an HIV awareness program. There were tears in Anya’s eyes. She was not crying for herself; she was scared that she had not been able to test if her child was positive, the mother was afraid for her daughter.
Anya was eventually released from the Home and she was able to return to her daughter. She soon reached out to staff workers to say that she had been able to test her daughter and joyously report that the result was negative!
She needed further help with her daughter’s education and with finding sustainable employment. Your generosity allowed staff workers to help with the educational need of her daughter and is continuing to work along with Anya to equip her to build her tailoring skills. She will soon receive advanced training and the possibility of helping sustain her family.
Success stories like Anya's would not be possible without your sacrificial gifts. More women and children will be rescued from the trafficking trade because of your generosity!
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