I AM NOT FOR SALE

 

I was looking for work in a big city, when a woman promised me a good job if I flew to a different island with her.  She was a really nice woman and I trusted her so I agreed.  I left my family to start this new job with the hopes I could provide for my children.  But that hope quickly faded when I realized it was all a lie.  I had been trafficked.  I was forced to do things I didn't want to do.

I met an Indonesia Aid team.  They helped me get into a safe place.  Then, they helped me find a safe job which eventually lead to me starting my own business.  I was then reunited with my family.  I am grateful for all they did to help me and my family.

 

 - a survivor

 It is estimated that approximately 100,000 children and women are trafficked each year in Indonesia – 30% are below the age of 18.