My name is Minea*, and I’m a 13 year old survivor.
I am 13 years old and arrived into the SHE Rescue Home pregnant as a result of sexual exploitations. My social workers and counsellors will work out safe plans for the future of my baby and I. I am currently in grade 4, love jumping rope, and my favourite foods are fried eggs, bananas, and fried pork.
My mother earns a living fishing for and catching snails. Through this she is able to help support our family and extended family. My older siblings who also work, help to support my family as well; everyone helps each other.
My Counsellor will provide me with all the support I need in our home up until delivery of the baby, while also working with a partner organisation about long-term care options for babies and young mothers. My social worker from the partner organisation will work to assess the safety of my family and community and will navigate if it is a safe place for me to return to down the road. When I grow up I dream of doing makeup in a salon and hope to learn how to!