Hagar Singapore has been working to support Tania and Priya in their recovery journey for the last three years. Victims of sex trafficking, both girls have been struck by an unexpected crisis recently and we are calling out for urgent support to help them tide over this difficult period.
Tania is a trafficked survivor and her young child met with a road accident a few days ago. The child has suffered severe leg injuries and the crushing medical bill is taking a toll on Tania. Separated from her drug addicted husband and the sole breadwinner at home, she needs to find money to pay for her daughter’s medical treatment at all costs.
Priya is another Hagar beneficiary plagued by many tragic experiences. Sold as a child bride, Priya suffered at the hands of her abusive husband. Despite her successful escape, she was trafficked at 14 and forced to become a sex worker. Priya has been progressing well in her recovery until last week, when a series of flash floods engulfed her hometown and destroyed all her padi fields whom she and her 6 siblings depend on for a living.
For many of the recovering survivors that we work with, they have zero or almost no safety net. Almost all of them come from backgrounds of poverty and abuse, which unfortunately contributed to their vulnerability to being exploited. Often, we see their lives battered by a series of tragic events one after another. When unexpected life events (like deaths and accidents in the family) hit them, they are completely devastated and thrown off balance.
Although demands arising from such crises are outside of Hagar’s provision of care to our clients, we are determined to raise at least $15,000 to help Tania with the initial treatment costs for her daughter, and assist Priya to restore her livelihood.
Be the miracle that Tania and Priya needs by making a gift of $50, $100, or $250.
If you wish to designate your donation to specifically either Tania or Priya, do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will channel your donation accordingly.
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*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the person profiled.