Have you given today? Your gift can go a long way to help girls like Aashi who was RESCUED before she was TRAFFICKED.
Can you imagine if no one ever celebrated your birthday?
Aashi’s* mother died when she was young, and her father quickly remarried. They were extremely poor and forced Aashi to work from the time she was little.
When she was 10, her step-mother decided to marry Aashi off to a 28-year-old man. She was beaten and threatened by her step-mother into submission. In fear and with nowhere else to go, Aashi ran away from home.
But, because of YOUR gifts on #GivingTuesday last year, IGP was able to expand our work into the area where Aashi is from (where many girls are vulnerable to trafficking). Our professional social workers found Aashi and recognized her vulnerable situation. Before she was trafficked into a brothel or sold into marriage, our social workers rescued Aashi and placed in our Child Sponsorship Program.
Aashi is now is protected and thriving in every aspect of her life: Aashi is receiving an education; she lives in a safe home; she has self-confidence; and, she is preparing for her future. IGP tells Aashi that she is special and important. And, we celebrated Aashi’s birthday for the first time in her life. She tasted her first birthday cake and opened the first birthday gift she has ever received (see her dress above).
Thank you for making it possible for IGP to rescue girls like Aashi and teach them that their lives are valuable.
Thank you for Seeing the Invisible Girl today!
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