At just 14, Jaya’s life shattered. Poor and illiterate, her family faced a financial crisis. In desperation, they decided Jaya was their only hope. Practicing an ancient ritual, they decided to dedicate her to sexual slavery, subjecting Jaya to a horrific life of prostitution and abuse. She would become the property of her village. Her destiny? To be used by any man, anywhere, any time for the rest of her life.
Thankfully, DFN was able to stop her dedication. Our team got Jaya to a safe place where she would no longer fear being awakened in the middle of the night by self-seeking men. In our shelter she learned to sleep peacefully as counselors gently worked the demons from her fears and prayed love into her soul.
Jaya refused to let her past determine her future. As her heart healed, so did her mind. Through our network of schools, she graduated from high school, earned a college degree and completed teacher’s training.
TODAY, SHE THRIVES
As a teacher at one of our schools Jaya uses her voice to empower other young women. She wants girls to grow up free from the risk of slavery and free to dream. Today, Jaya fights for others the way others fought for her.
YOU CAN PROMISE FREEDOM TO OTHERS LIKE JAYA
There are thousands of other girls just like Jaya waiting to be rescued. They need someone to fight for them. Join The Promise today to give freedom to a young girl waiting with hope for rescue and restoration.
Promise to make her tomorrow so much brighter than today.
Because every life is worth fighting for.