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Sumi, India: Rescue from Abuse

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THE STORY:

Sumi was orphaned when she was just 6 years old. An older female relative offered to bring Sumi from Bangladesh to India and care for her, but when Sumi arrived in Mumbai the relative sold her to another family as a domestic servant. Though initially the family treated her well, the situation quickly worsened. The family piled more and more housework on Sumi and began emotionally abusing her. She was forced to look after the family’s young children and, though she desperately wanted an education, she was not allowed to go to school. One day, the older men in the family began sexually abusing Sumi. She would scream in pain and hope for someone to hear her. Finally, a neighbor called the police, who investigated and removed Sumi from the home. She was entrusted to 2013 Humanitarian Honoree Triveni Acharya’s Rescue Foundation for protection and rehabilitative care. At the Rescue Foundation safe home, she received medical treatment, psycho-social counseling, vocational training, and finally what she’d been dreaming of – an education. Read Sumi's entire story here: http://www.worldofchildren.org/blog/freedom-from-fear/ More Info: $50 can help fund a rescue operation that can save 8 girls like Sumi from sexual exploitation and abuse. Honoree Triveni Acharya's Rescue Foundation will help rescued girls recover, begin to realize their dreams, and live a life free from fear.

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