RURU: My Story of Hope
I was born and raised in a poor village. I did not like school because I had a hard time understanding my teachers, and my parents didn’t pay attention to me anyway, so I dropped out. I left home and found a job through my friend’s relatives. I made clothes but the salary was very low and the job was tiring. My family found me and brought me back home. They said I had to go back to school, but I didn’t want to. My parents let me leave home again. This time, I met a man who tricked me and trafficked me into a bathhouse for men. I was locked in there and forced to entertain guests. I tried to escape but failed; each time I tried they would beat me with a belt or hit me against a wall. I was 16 years old.