Rescued in an Entrapment Operation

Issa [name changed for privacy and protection] lived in a cemetery with her family. Her father worked as a tricycle (motorcycle with side car used for public transportation) driver while her mother stayed at home to take care of her and her 7 siblings. As the eldest, she felt the burden to help provide for the family. At 16, she left home to look for a job, and found one as a service crew member in a fast food chain. She lived with her friends and regularly sent money to her family.

She met a woman who offered her an extra job. The woman would invite Issa to parties with men, where she was asked to swim, dance, and sometimes recruit other friends to come. Before she knew it, she was trapped and unable to free herself from this recurring exploitation.

Issa was rescued in an entrapment operation by local authorities to capture her recruiter. She was then brought to a temporary shelter and stayed there for several months before she was referred to the Blessed Project. There is an ongoing case against her recruiter.

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If you would like to sponsor Issa or other women at the Blessed House please contact us at sponsorship@captivating.org. Your monthly support of USD 40 / AUD 48 will help sustain them, especially through this current pandemic, and bring restoration while they rebuild their lives. Click on the links below to know more.

  

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