Two rescued victims of Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) have been recently transferred to the Blessed Project.
Mia and Marie (both names changed for security and privacy) were neglected by their parents at early ages of 13 and 9, and were left to take care of themselves. A close friend of their mother took advantage of the situation and coaxed them to make naked videos of themselves in exchange for money.
They had to endure an increase in abuse for years until they were finally rescued earlier this year. Now aged 18 and 15, we believe that these sisters still have a long and bright future ahead of them. And it starts with their healing journey now.
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16 Children Rescued from Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
16 children have been rescued from online sexual abuse and exploitation. Most of them experienced the abuse from their own families and relatives. These children are now safe in our shelter, receiving the counselling and support they need to start rebuilding their lives.
The prolonged pandemic in the Philippines has created issues that required necessary adjustments, especially for the women and children in The Blessed Project who are still in school and/or have ongoing court cases.
Early in 2019, the slum area where Kara and her family lived caught fire. Kara was homeless so she decided to live with her friends. One of her friends introduced her to a woman who promised to give her a job. Little did she know that the woman would exploit her.
Issa [name changed for privacy and protection] lived in a cemetery with her family. As the eldest, she felt the burden to help provide for the family. She found a job through a woman she met, but before she knew it, she was trapped and unable to free herself from a recurring exploitation.