Meet Anna. You changed her life.
She was forced to work in a factory for six months without pay, living in horrendous conditions. Your support has meant everything to her. “Without Hope for Justice I don’t know what would have happened to me or where I would be. If you didn’t help me, maybe I wouldn’t be alive.”
Hope for Justice supported Anna to access a place to live after her trafficking experience, as well as counselling and food parcels that she says prevented her from starving to death. We also helped her through the criminal justice process, where she saw her traffickers convicted. Anna is now working and has recently got married. She said: “I want to say a big thank you to everyone who supports Hope for Justice. In fact, ‘Thank you’ is not enough to express my gratitude for what you have done and for all your help.”
*Name changed to protect identity.
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