BANU WAS SOLD INTO SEX SLAVERY AT THE AGE OF 7 BY HER MOTHER!
Banu’s story is all too familiar in India. Her mother trafficked both of her daughters, with Banu being the youngest child rescued from sex slavery and brought into the Rescue House. She is now 7 years old. Young children command the highest prices when trafficked. The greatest tragedy is that Banu’s mother should have protected her. Instead, she is the one who sold her into sex slavery. Banu’s mother was caught trying to sell her daughter and is in prison today for selling her daughters and other young children.
Devi is Banu’s 16-year-old sister. She was also sold by her mother. Devi is a petite 16-year-old with a light complexion. She is a timid, soft-spoken young girl, and is particularly vulnerable given her quiet personality. Both girls were rescued in a police raid and eventually brought to the Rescue House.
Today, both girls are safe in the Rescue House Home in Pune, India. Devi walked into the home with a smile on her face, and they could sense that the burden of being trafficked had lifted from her face. The girls are now free!
Rescue House is about freedom! Freedom from forced prostitution, freedom from deception, exploitation, abuse, and guilt. These children receive counseling, prayer, and genuine love. They now have the freedom to grow and shine! They receive a great education and now have hope for the future!
Streams of Mercy supports 11 different orphan ministries in India alone. Your gifts support these ministries and 21 other orphanages.
We are truly transforming the lives of children.