The Love of Real Friends

Nisa’s friend’s mother introduced Nisa to a man who was a family friend. He began to buy her new clothes and enticed her to take a bus trip with him. After a six-hour bus ride, he brought her to a hotel and abused her.

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Don Lee
I Found a Future Here

Married at 16, Barsha was neglected by her new family. She faced domestic abuse on a daily basis. When the abuse became unbearable, she ran away with the dreams of pursuing her education.

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Don Lee
Sumi had a story and a voice.

Sumi, a teenager from an extremely impoverished village in Nepal, accepted a ride from a kind truck driver while walking the two hours home from her daily trek to collect water. He kidnapped her and assaulted body and soul for endless days.

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Don Lee
From Bad to Worse to...Safe

Saras, a 25-year-old woman, was given a life-changing proposition: leave her home in India to work as a well-paid housemaid in prosperous Dubai. The man set everything in order, and she went. But after two months of work, she had not received any wages.

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Don Lee
No Stranger to Pain

Karuna, a teenager from eastern Nepal, is no stranger to pain. As the oldest of six children, with two violent, alcoholic parents, she shouldered the burden of keeping her siblings alive.

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Don Lee
The Chance to Thrive

Arathi wants to help people. Her future goals include becoming a social worker so that one day she can help girls in a similar situation to hers. Arathi is one of eight girls currently enrolled in a six-month leadership training school.

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Don Lee