Joni's father became ill, and her mother sold her to buy his medicine. The trafficker that purchase Joni brought her to a rock quarry and handed her over to a supervisor. Even as a little girl, Joni was forced to work full days, sunrise to sunset in the baking heat of Southern India. She got just one meal a day, and the work she did would have been brutal on an adult.
After months of this torture, Joni and some other children were rescued by a local group. After they went to a safe house to recuperate, Joni was brought to live at The Sylom Children's Home. Today, she is 11 years old. She goes to school and has friends. Joni wants to become a social worker to help children.
When you sponsor Joni, you take care of her needs for food and education. You'll get updates from time to time about how you've made a difference and learn about the significant things happening in her life.
When you do what you can For One, you help end child slavery for good.
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*The name used is a pseudonym to protect this child’s identity.