WELCOMED TO SHE
THINGS SHE LIKES TO DO
When I came to the SHE Rescue Home, I was 16 years old and in grade 6. My favourite colours are red and yellow and my favourite food is sour soup; and for fun, I like to draw pictures. I was living with my older sister when I started working at a Karaoke Bar. I was expected to provide sexual services there, but the police found out and brought me to the SHE Rescue Home.
My parents are farmers and live in the provinces. I have a big family, with 6 siblings, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. A few years ago my mother got very sick and because of this, our family has a lot of debt. I went to work to help pay it off. Although I have quite a close relationship with my parents, they didn’t know that I was working in the Karaoke Bar, they only thought I was working in a restaurant. They were happy when they learned I was coming to the SHE Rescue Home because I would be safe.
I will stay at the Home while my perpetrator's court case is going on. My counsellor will make sure I have all the support I need while I stay here so I can recover from the trauma and my social worker will assess when it is safe to reintegrate me with my family. They will also help support them in creating a solution to deal with the debt. When I grow up, I want to own a Beauty Salon.
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