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A mother’s concern

Coming from a background so unsafe, 8-year-old Aksa* is a daughter of a commercial sex worker named Sakina* who works in Ghatkopar red light area in Mumbai. Aksa’s father goes in and out of the prison often on the charges of robbery and beats her mother when he’s out...

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Everybody deserves a better life

Tina* can be defined as a jovial and playful little girl, who lived with her mother Nisa* and her five siblings in Bhiwandi. Since her father doesn’t live with the family and neither does he maintain any communication with them, the entire responsibility of the...

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Anwar* finds a family!

7-year-old Anwar was living in Bhiwandi with his family. He is a sharp boy, very responsible and helpful by nature. On an unfortunate day, in an argument that turned into a fight between Anwar’s parents, his mother ended up killing her husband. Thereafter she was put...

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A family in distress finds relief!

 Ayira* is a 75 years old widow from Thane. She lives with her daughter and granddaughter. Her granddaughter, being qualified up to 12th Grade, is the only earning member in the house who takes home tuitions and earns Rs. 10,000/- on a monthly basis. Ariya’s who...

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Virtuous despite her misfortune!

Human trafficking in India is a growing epidemic in our country. According to the Global Slavery Index, 2016 there are 6 victims for every thousand people. (The Global Slavery Index report, 2016) and the number is growing. The crime of human trafficking is heinous and...

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Living her days in safety

 The victims of human trafficking are a growing number in India. Many of these victim’s next generation are born into slavery. A girl child born to a commercial sex worker lives in high risk of either being trafficked or being forced into the trade by her own...

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She got a chance to fulfil her dream

It took *Khushi almost a year to first speak to us about that fateful day when she was tricked into moving to Mumbai with the promise of a better life. Instead, she found herself trapped in the slavery of the sex trade. Four years into her marriage, Khushi was...

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Hoping for their highest good!

Often parents face tough decisions of choosing better lives for their children at a heavy cost. Jay's* mother had the burdensome task of raising her two children after the death of her husband. She struggled to provide the basic necessities for her family and barely...

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Ram finds help!

20-year-old Ram* hails from Uttar Pradesh where his aged parents and two younger sisters reside. He is a quiet person by nature. He began his studies in Bachelor in Science (BSc), but gave it up and came to Mumbai in the year 2016 in search for a job in order to...

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Freedom shapes her tomorrow

If one meets Nandini* today, one would only see a middle-aged woman who has fared well through the journey of life. One would not know that her transition, from poverty to being able to have enough, has cost her freedom.When Nandini was 21 years old, she eloped with...

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