Pavaai's Story

Our story below is a guide to our approach for Offspring. As we continue to research, partner with other organisations and learn of the impacts of Sex Trafficking, this may be reassessed and modified to further enhance its effectiveness. The story is not one taken from any of the women in our care.

This Is Me

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Purple Girl
City
When I was younger, my mother was told of a good job opportunity for me in Mumbai. So off I went, excited to be able to work and help support my family.
Jail Cell
None of us knew that this "job" was in a brothel. It was too late; I was trapped with no way of escaping. I had now become a slave in the hands of others.
After what felt like forever I was rescued. I am now one of the very few to be free; you could say, one of the lucky ones.
Handcuffs
Hope
Although I am free there is still a long journey ahead of me. Sadly, I have seen many rescued girls fall back into what they were rescued from. I am also dealing with a lot of varying emotions I've never experienced before.
But I am confident,
I can see hope.
Because I am now over 18, I have been given the opportunity to be employed, educated and empowered through Offspring. Here I receive the help I need to get back on my feet.
House
Let me tell you what I do here
Needle
5 days a week I am employed. It means I can send money home to my family or even save it away for the future. Not only am I employed, I am also trained and equipped with skills that will help me in the years to come.
Every morning I learn some of the basic things I missed out on growing up because I didn't really have the opportunity to go to school. These lifeskills are giving me a renewed sense of confidence and self-worth.
Textbook
Skipping Rope
We laugh, we cry, we talk, we work, we learn and sometimes we even dance. Offspring's counsel and guidance encourages me to take one day at a time.
I know this is a place of transition. They are here to help reintegrate me back home to my family, help me find long-term employment, or a community in which I can live independently.
Needle
But I also know that whatever I do and wherever I go
Offspring will always be there for me!
*please note that this information is a guide only Each girl is valued as an individual assessed on their unique situation.

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