We love sharing stories of the women who, as part of a skills-training program, sew together Punjammies®. The Sudara Stories series highlights a few of these strong, amazing women. Today, we are honored to introduce Varasi.
Varasi’s Story of Hope and Freedom
Varasi’s parents died when she was very young. Her aunt and uncle had promised to take care of her but ended up selling her into the sex trade. Varasi was desperate to get out to this situation and felt trapped for years.
She was able to escape the brothel and was brought to a Restoration Home run by one of our partner centers. Through the 11 month program in the Restoration Home, women and girls like Varasi receive medical care, mental health care and counseling, education, and love from an organization that works to build them up and give them hope for the future. While living in the home, Varasi received counseling and care while she completed basic and advanced computer skills training courses.
Immediately after her graduation, Varasi was offered a position as a data entry operator. Because of her training, Varasi is able to support herself and is proud of her job. She believes that, because of her training and support, her life has been transformed and she can now hold her head up with confidence.
Thank you for investing in and empowering women like Varasi to create a new life for herself. You can read more Sudara Stories here. And, find the Punjammies® we named in honor and celebration of Varasi here.
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