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Rebuilding Lives: Rehabilitating Survivors of Child Trafficking in Togo

Vero: The Story of a Survivor

In her family, Vero was the 8th of 15 children. At an age when her focus should have been on schoolwork and friends, she and her siblings found themselves orphaned after her parents died from AIDS-related causes. Rather than subject herself to the abusive foster parents who took her in, Vero ran away and lived on the streets for two years. Then she spent three years in Gabon as a victim of child trafficking.