Uba's family sharecropped an exhausted piece of land in Southern India. They never had enough to eat, and they regularly missed meals. Uba's father was swindled by a human trafficker who promised to take Uba and send monthly payments to the family, but the payments never came.
Uba was dropped off at a rock quarry by the trafficker, and he was immediately put to work loading trucks. He was scared of everyone in the quarry including the other children who often stole his meagre rations and hit him. Uba bore all the pain silently. Eventually, a local team of anti-traffickers investigated this work site, and rescued Uba and the other children.
Today, Uba lives at The Sylom Children's Home, and he is going to school for the first time. He wants to find his family and move home, but our team hasn't found them yet. Someday, he hopes to become a police officer and help the poor people of rural India. He enjoys studying his local language, Telugu, and playing games with kids his age in the children's home.
When you sponsor Uba, you take care of his 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 his life.
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*The name used is a pseudonym to protect this child’s identity.