Thursday, July 21, 2011

From Freedom Firm

Karishma was only 12 years old when she was rescued from a filthy brothel by the highway. You can imagine how thrilled we were when she declared, “From now on I want my life to matter and make it something really special.” Karishma was the first child Freedom Firm rescued five years ago. Since then our investigative team has rescued 160 more girls. Our social workers regularly visit and counsel rescued girls in government homes and in our aftercare home in Ooty, south India. Karishma graduated from the Ooty aftercare program on her birthday July 5th, 2011 and is looking forward to a new level of independence and freedom.

Six brothel keepers were sentenced from five to seven years in prison as a direct result of Freedom Firm’s legal efforts in 2010. Currently another 50 cases are moving forward through the Indian legal system. We are passionate about working with local police and government officials to free young women enslaved in the sex trade.

Would you give a girl a chance to be free and strike a blow to sex trafficking in India by making a donation or giving regularly to Freedom Firm? As a reminder of your participation, we will send you a key chain made by a rescued girl. Thank you for your concern for girls as precious to God as your daughter or sister. Your gifts and prayers make a difference.

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