My name is Kakada*, and I’m a 13 year old survivor.
I am 13 years old and in grade 8. My favourite food is fish soup and my favourite colour is red. I was eight months pregnant when I came to the SHE Rescue Home, after being sexually exploited by someone I trusted – the perpetrator is now in jail. I am happy to be in the home as I feel ashamed of being seen in my village because of what has happened to me.
My mother works in a factory and I have two younger siblings. Until now, I have been looking after them while my mother works, although it is too hard now that I am pregnant and need caring for myself.
While a partner organisation will look after all my doctors’ visits and teach me how to care for a child, I will receive counselling and emotional support from the SHE staff. I would like to have a family foster my child after it is born, and my family would like me to continue studying. I hope to reintegrate with my family in the future so I can finish school and go on to vocational training of my choice!