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Daulatdia is home to 1,500 women who sell their bodies to over 3,000 men each night. Their children live with them, the little ones often hiding under the bed while their mothers service their clients.

Open drains run down the narrow alleys and crumbling lanes, often clogged with rubbish and human waste. The passageways are full of market stalls, people cooking, and sex workers advertising their services.

A dangerous walk to school for boys and girls.
 

“Growing up in the brothel is very hard. We have to be home before dark because it’s really dangerous at night. The men sit around drinking, and they make us children fetch them alcohol and drugs, and they use such dirty language and call us names. I wish I could go far away from here.”

Despite this seemingly horrific situation, Rabeya only wants the best for Diana.

Diana’s mother told us: “I wasn’t able to go to school when I was a child because my family was so poor. That’s why I want all of my children to get an education. The only reason I do this ugly profession is so that my kids can keep going to school."

In 1997, Save the Children opened the first and only school in Daulatdia, where children were able to get health care, meals, an education and lots of love from trained teachers.

Today we run a Primary School and a Pre-School, giving more than 700 children the chance to escape the brutal life of the brothel.

Thanks to you, children like Diana have the chance to escape the brothel

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Primary school aged children are going to school, where they are learning how to read and write and getting the education that will prevent their falling into a cycle of sex work.

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Children attend the pre-school