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Amongst them live 951 children like Samreen struggling not to be swallowed up by the town's only trade.
 
Samreen has seen too much.
 
She is wise beyond her years.
 
Her mother is a bonded sex worker who was stolen as a child. She was sold to a pimp to whom she owes a debt, a debt that will take many years, and many nights, to pay.
 
When she was a baby her mother hid her under the bed when customers came to their house. Now that she is older she plays outside with her friends, dancing and singing in the darkness until it is safe to return home.
 
And when she is too afraid to go outside, she waits there in the dark pretending she is asleep, trying not to listen.
 
That is why the children who were born here do everything they can to escape. But the odds are against them. The average age when girls enter the trade is only 14 years old.
 
The primary cause is poverty.
 
You need a job to buy food to eat.
 
To have a place to live
 
To support your family
 
Poverty is a dangerous thing. It makes us desperate and forces us to make the most horrifying of choices. In Daulatdia poverty teaches you to sell your body to survive
 
But Samreen is a little girl with a big dream
 
She plans their escape.
 
She wants this suffering to end.
 
She hopes one day she will learn to forget.
 
She reads her books
 
She practices her maths.
 
She does not complain about homework.
 
She is desperate to learn.
She know her school is her best and only chance to escape here.
 
She knows it is possible.
 
Her teacher was born in Daulatdia. Her mother was a sex worker too. She went to this school. She graduated. She got a job and she left.  
 
If she can do do it. They can too.
 
She will get an education.
 
She will get a good job.
 
Then they can leave the brothel.  
 
This is what she hopes.
 
If she gets an education they can leave the brothel. But the only place she can get an education is at our school. And that’s why we need your help.
 
Your donation can provide school uniforms, books, diaries and stationery materials and can train teachers so that she can continue her education, and one day she can leave the brothel.
 
For Samreen this school may be her only chance.
 
And you may be their only hope.
 
No other school will take them.
 
No one else cares about them.
 
They only want to use them.
 
Samreen is not a statistic or a piece of property.
 
She’s not a lost cause.
 
She’s a girl who deserves a future.
 

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