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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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Little attention can build the right habits

*Sudhir is a 6 years old chirpy, young and happy child who attends Sahaara’s feeding-cum-educational centre in Ghatkopar. One would see him entering the centre at 10 am as the class begins and engaging with his teachers. He would finish the meal that is served at the...

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Tapping into a reservoir of opportunities

Hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana, Vikas* lived with his parents. As a daily wage labourer, his mother worked at different locations.Vikas’ mother didn’t have a good relationship with her mother-in-law and had regular conflicts which ended with Vikas’ family leaving...

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Looking towards a better future

To dream of a better future is every child’s right, irrespective of where he/she is born. Anmol* lives in a bustling slum of Ghatkopar in Mumbai. Born into poverty and abandoned by his father, this nine-year-old lives with his mother who is a Commercial Sex Worker...

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Abandoned to Abandoning Fear

That he was discarded in a garbage bin when he was just a month old and found by the police is all Arun* knew about himself while growing up. Loneliness and abandonment was something this boy became very familiar with, especially as he was physically disabled. When he...

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Looking to a Brighter Future

There are times when we feel betrayed and lost in our teenage years. But to face the reality of the sex trade is beyond our worst nightmares. Sunita*, at the age of fifteen, was trafficked and brought to Bhiwandi red light area, a suburb of Mumbai, where she was...

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No more an orphan!

Suresh* would often run away from home. Though running away did not solve his problems, he didn't have to face his household problems either. Losing his father at the age of six and seeing his mother battling sickness, young Suresh was terrified of being left alone...

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