Each time one of Ehani’s friends “went missing,” a cold wave of fear washed over her, and a terrifying thought went through her mind: Will I be the next girl to disappear?
“I longed to help my family,” says 14-year-old Ehani. “I hated to see my younger siblings going hungry and suffering.” Ehani would often give them portions of her own meager share of food as she tried to ignore the hunger pangs in her stomach. As she watched her parents struggle, she prayed they would not sell her to a trafficker for the brothels of neighboring India.
To prevent the sale of girls, She Is Safe has coworkers in remote villages like Ehani’s. By coming alongside desperate families, these teams help parents understand God’s view of their daughters – that they are a blessing! By receiving income-generating alternatives and educational opportunities, these families learn their daughters are valuable with eternal worth, not commodities to be traded or sold.
Ehani heard about She Is Safe’s sewing vocational training program and how it might equip her to earn an income to help her family. During her first month in the program, something awakened in her – a sense of empowerment and purpose as she discovered a talent she never knew she had.
Through She Is Safe, Ehani dared to dream of a new life for her family. When she completed the program, she was thrilled to receive her own sewing machine. In that moment, her dream became bigger. What would happen if she continued to hone her skills? What if the message she heard during her vocational training was true – that she could know God through his son, and do greater things than she imagined?
Today, Ehani’s vision of a new life for herself is becoming a reality as she pursues advanced seamstress training. She finally has hope, and she dreams of one day opening her own business to support her family.