A Trafficked Girl…
12 year old Sarah disappeared from the streets of Arua. Her twin brother now lives in a Hope Street safe home. This is their story…
Sarah & Vincent’s parents are HIV positive. Peasant farmers, they gave their children little care and didn’t pay for food or school fees. Forced to fend for themselves, the twins left their village and made a living on the streets of Arua town, where food was easier to come by.
Sarah disappeared from the streets. By the time we met her twin brother, Vincent, she was already gone.
“Word on the street is that Sarah was taken across the boarder to Sudan by a notorious brothel owner, who gave her the false promise of a good job.”
Word on the street is that Sarah was taken across the boarder to Sudan by a notorious brothel owner, who gave her the false promise of a good job.
It took Vincent many weeks to trust our Hope Street social workers. He eventually showed them where he slept at night, and in time trusted them enough to move into the safe home. Our project monitoring team from New Zealand first met Vincent in 2013, a timid, wounded looking boy. When we saw him again this year he had blossomed into a charismatic, outgoing, happy boy, and he was placed 1st out of 175 children in his school class!
Our team in Arua are focused on rescuing the children who are most vulnerable to being trafficked. Would you consider supporting Hope Street so we don’t lose children like Sarah?
Vincent (May 2014).
Vincent performing a song with other Hope Street children (May 2014).