This past quarter, 90 trafficked women and 79 children residing in Mumbai’s red light districts have been helped.
The women and children have benefited from counseling, pre-primary classes, and medical interventions. Many women and their children are very susceptible to contracting diseases like HIV/AIDS and other STDs. Your support provides services like medical care and helps women and children get tested to receive any necessary medications or treatment. (In the photo above, women are learning about good nutrition).
Shabana is a woman who has been helped because of people like you. Shabana got pulled into the sex trade at the age of 13. She ran away from home because she could no longer tolerate the abuse by her family. But she didn't realize she would end up in a far worse living situation. Shabana started working in the red-light districts and soon contracted HIV.
When she gave birth to her daughter, Ayesha, the baby also contracted the disease. Shabana was not taking any medicine for the HIV disease and she became very weak. She gave up on life and couldn't care for her baby. However, after getting some counseling, Shabana's attitude started to change.
She started taking the medication to help her body feel better. Her daughter was also taken care of. Today, Shabana's health is impoved and she is living in a better place for her and her child. She has made a lot of progress and is looking for a new and different job to support her and her daughter.
Thank you again for your gift. Because of your support, women like Shabana can find hope and healing by being in a safe house. To help more children and women in Mumbai's red light districts, you can give another gift today! You will be changing their lives forever by providing them with a safe place to live.
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