2 days before the new year I was contacted by Khmu people I know well, who discovered an at-risk teenager in their village. She has hardly any clothes and food and had been abused in the past.
She is 17 years old and left alone most of the day in her parent’s house. She went blind at 10 years in one eye and lost the sight in her other eye.
Her family is very poor and her parents are alcoholics and rarely home. She has been sexually abused. I shared her situation with friends and they very generously gave money and clothes to support her. Thanks to all those in Laos, New Zealand, UK, the Netherlands and the US who gave.
This week we have taken food and emergency clothes. I have also been in touch with a number of people and organisations to understand what housing options she may have so she can escape her abusive living conditions.
It would be great to find her a job so she can sustain herself in the future, so any leads, ideas, or offers would be appreciated.
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I have met her family with the Naiban (Headman of her village) and had positive discussions. I will post an update soon.