Ruby was sold to a human trafficker at 7 years old. Her parents had debts from a failed business, and they hoped to settle them by selling Ruby. The human trafficker sold her to a rock quarry where she worked all day, every day until she fell ill from the grueling schedule. Even then, the supervisors beat her and made her work despite a rising fever. Ruby soon had lice like all the other kids in the quarry. Her feet were cut from the shards of granite she walked on without shoes of any kind. She dreamed of escaping the quarry, but she had no idea how to get away from the guards. She had even less of an idea of where to go, if she managed to escape.
Then one morning without warning, the guards were gone. A different group of men were giving kids food and loading them into trucks. Ruby was being rescued. Over the next several weeks, she was given plenty to eat. She got medicine and vitamins to help her recover her strength. Then, she was brought to live at The Children's Home.
Today, she is finishing high school, and she hopes to begin a vocational training program to learn how to be a clothing designer and seamstress. The cost of her training is $1600 (donate the full amount here) or $133 a month for 12 months. She hopes to get a job where she has enough money to give back to help care for other kids rescued from child trafficking.
When you sponsor a scholarship, 100% of your donation goes to provide Ruby with life-changing training. You'll get updates from time to time on the progress that she is making.
*Names have been changed to protect children's identities.*