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Millions of children – most of them girls – are enslaved in the global sex trade today. Many, like Chanty*, are forced to serve several “clients” every day. They’re often drugged and beaten if they don’t obey.
“They told me they [would] kill me if I tried to leave,” remembers Chanty. Orphaned and alone at age 12, Chanty was thrilled when a foreign man asked her to go for a boat ride to an island.
“It never entered my mind that he would do anything bad to me,” she said. “He forced me, and he hit me.”
Terrified and ashamed, she was grateful when a woman offered her a job in a restaurant. But it was a trap. She had been sold into prostitution. Amazingly, Chanty escaped, and the police brought her to the World Vision Trauma Recovery Center, where she benefited from counseling and loving support, and learned skills she can use to be self-sufficient.
You can help girls like Chanty recover from exploitation. Your gift will help prevent abuse, and restore physical and spiritual health to rescued girls by providing interventions like safe shelter, medical care, nutritious food, vocational training, compassionate counseling, and when possible, reintegration with a loving family.
*World Vision is committed to the highest standards of child protection and does not publish names or identifiable photos of exploited children without express permission.
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