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Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope: Pinky

When Pinky was in the 11th grade, her mother, a commercial sex worker, tested positive for HIV.  She had been sick for several weeks, but they assumed it was a seasonal illness and that she would get better soon. This HIV diagnosis was devastating…

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Stories of Hope: Soyamma

Soyamma came to one of our partner sewing centers for the first time exactly one year ago. She told us stories of her childhood — a cousin who sexually abused her, an alcoholic father, and a mother who left after years of physical abuse.…

Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope: Anju

Anju is the provider for her family, both financially and in caring for her two young children, a son and a daughter. If you ask her about her husband she’ll tell you that the hardships began early in her marriage.  She’ll tell you that…