Living in Cambodia with an abusive father barely able to afford one meal a day, Ma Ni* wished for a better future in Thailand – which then became a living nightmare.
As a little girl Ma Ni lived in the Battambang Province in Cambodia with her family. The family were extremely poor, only earning enough to eat one meal a day – they were sometimes so desperate they had to beg their neighbours to feed them. She thought she could provide more finance, but was tricked into slavery.
*name changed and actress used to protect identity
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